Have you ever wanted to actually climb Mount Everest? Or are you afraid of heights like me and would rather do it virtually if you had the option? Well, Sólfar Studios is looking to provide you with that option with Everest VR, coming to VR platforms in 2016.
“In forming this VR expeditionary force with RVX, our mission is to construct the definitive experience of what it feels like to summit Mount Everest, an epic feat that most will never attempt in the real world,” said Kjartan Pierre Emilsson CEO and co-founder at Sólfar. “By combining incomparable visual fidelity with real player agency and interactivity, EVEREST VR will immerse you in a virtual reality that feels both real and emotionally stunning.”
The premise of EVEREST VR is simple. Preparing for your expedition at Basecamp, you will traverse the Khumbu Icefalls, scale Lhotse Face, ascend the Hillary Step, and finally conquer the summit of Everest. You will learn to respect the mountain, you may even survive the encounter. You will leave the experience feeling like you were there.
Everest VR is being developed on the Unreal Engine 4.
Further details on the game have yet to be released, so check out the reveal trailer for the game and be sure to let us know what you think of it in the comments section.