VR allows us to be many things, from space ice cream truck operators, to TSA Agents. But now it’s time to properly learn your Miranda rights because the time has come for you to step into the polished shoes of a dutiful beat cop who’s been given the precarious job of maintaining order in one of the city’s busiest intersections. Traffic Cop VR is the resulting baby from a collaboration between Brian Bobik and Waden Kane Game Studios and they’ll be bringing the glamor of the 1950’s to VR this May 29th. So you better stand up straight, polish your badge, and rewatch the Police Academy movies in preparation.
You’ll have to do your best to control the traffic flow by assessing the different speeds at which cars travel and using hand gestures to guide the motorists in the right direction at the right time. It might be the 1950’s but road rage is still a very real thing. So you’ll have to watch out for aggressive drivers who will unpredictably blow off the rules of the road and drive through the intersection.
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Traffic Cop VR also has a couple of different modes that offer some challenges even real life beat cops would squint their eyes at. One contains freaky giant birds that have to be done away with using a slingshot – while you’re still directing traffic, of course. The next mode replaces those birds with invading aliens and puts a rail gun in your hand to fend them off with. So not only are the drivers’ lives in your hands (literally) but the city is counting on you to get rid of those alien scum too. They probably don’t have their green cards anyway.
Then there are those who really hate the cops (yeah they were hated back then too), who will be disposing their lunch right into your face. Which means you’ll have to duck and dodge or release some rage of your own and throw the food and even garbage from a nearby bin right back at them.
Of course, the brilliance of VR is that you’re allowed to do whatever you want and see the ensuing chaos unfold. Steer vehicles into one another and make that guy who threw a donut at you earlier pay for his insolence. Or just sit back, relax, and watch it all burn – because sometimes you just have to let off some steam.
So if you’ve always wanted to be a bird fighting, alien igniting cop with a vengeance, then make sure to add Traffic Cop VR to your library when it releases for HTC Vive on Steam on May 29th for $19.99 US. The studio is also planning to add support for Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality headsets, and PlayStation VR in the near future.