The first time I sat behind the steering wheel of a super-powered race car in Project CARS or in the cockpit of a spaceship in EVE: Valkyrie, the sense of escapism and immediate presence was palpable. VR has the ability to truly transport our minds and fool our senses when simulations are done correctly. While I’ve never actually gone sailing before, VR Regatta feels like about as accurate of a simulator as you could hope for.
VR Regatta is developed by MarineVerse, a game studio specifically focused on immersive sailing games, so this is clearly something they’re passionate about.
“Players explore the sparkling sapphire waters of Akalana, a fictional archipelago inspired by beautiful
real world locations in the Caribbean,” reads a press release. “After mastering the basic interactions of wind and water against their sail and rudder, they will then be challenged to compete in demanding races in varying conditions, including sunset and night races. Vessels available at launch include a simple single-sail dinghy and a larger and more sophisticated yacht with two sails and a motor.”
VR Regatta is now fully released out of Steam Early Access with support for Rift, Vive, and Windows VR at a price point of $14.99. Let us know what you think if you decide to set sail down in the comments below!