If like me you find yourself at a loss when it come to fitting sailing terms into everyday life then fear not, and get ready to start jibing dear Checkpoint readers. VR Regatta by developer MarineVerse is out now and not only will you be able to set sail fully immersed in glorious VR but you’ll finally have use for that sailing talk we just mentioned!
Players will engage in the most realistic recreation of a true sailing experience around as they skim across the sparkling sapphire waters of a Caribbean paradise. But don’t go thinking you have to be an expert to play VR Regatta; newcomers to sailing will also get to learn the basic interactions of wind and water against sail and rudder. Once you’re a fully fledged sea dog and have left your land loving legs behind however you can then be challenged to compete in demanding races in a number of different conditions.
VR Regatta provides a varied and satisfying experience for both veterans and beginners, featuring exploration, varying weather conditions, times of day, racing, challenges, career path, and a fully fledged multiplayer modes.
VR Regatta Features
- Explore Akalana Islands, an idyllic Caribbean location offering sunrise, daytime, sunset & night sailing around bays, explorable islands and open seas
- Learn the basics of sailing, including steering and speed management
- Explore career mode, multiplayer exploration, races, challenges and more
- A variety of models and accessories, including a small boat and a yacht style craft
- Features for novices and pros alike, from beginner sailing academy to demanding long races
Despite the obvious lure of this being an incredibly fun title I can’t help but point out the benefits this offers first time sailors and those wanting to get into sailing in general. Being able to recognise tiller use, mainsail adjustment, tacking and sail luffing all before you ever actually set out on the water could be not only a great teaching aid but life saving for amateur sailors.
VR Regatta is out now and is available on Steam, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Windows Mixed Reality.