Google’s Owlchemy Labs Is Working on a New VR Game

Cosmonious High
Source: Owlchemy Labs

The VR game development studio behind Job and Vacation Simulator, Owlchemy Labs, has revealed its latest project.

Set to release on Oculus Quest and PC VR headsets in 2022, Cosmonious High is set in a cartoonish alien high school that has collided with a flying school bus and is thus in desperate need of repair.

“In Cosmonious High, players crash-land into their first day at an alien high school. This welcoming place is alive with interactive characters and quirky creatures but plagued by mysterious malfunctions,” writes Owlchemy Labs in the official announcement. “It’s up to the player to explore our largest world yet and discover what’s causing all the chaos at Cosmonious High.”

In addition to the announcement, Owlchemy Labs has released a reveal trailer, showing the game’s aesthetics, setting, and gameplay mechanics.

Since social interactions are an important part of the high-school experience, Cosmonious High players will be able to interact with in-game characters using emojis and familiar gestures.

But your time for socializing will be limited because you’ll have plenty of things to do.

“With Cosmonious High, we’re breaking all the bounds. Players can go anywhere, interact with any character they see, and use their powers to resolve—or cause—as much chaos as they want,” explains Chelsea Howe, product director at Owlchemy Labs.

Indeed, the game is supposed to exceed both Job and Vacation Simulator in its scope and amount of content on offer, giving players many hours of immersive entertainment to enjoy.

Owlchemy Labs said nothing about support for the PS5 VR headset, which is expected to launch in 2022. Considering that Job and Vacation Simulator are both available in the PlayStation Store, it’s likely that Sony’s new headset will be supported eventually.

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