Loneliness can be a debilitating problem in its most extreme form and, and it’s something that almost everyone struggles with every now and then. Virtual reality has the potential to tackle this problem head-on, and I’m not just talking about social VR apps and games that allow you to almost physically interact with other people around the world, but also about experiences that allow you to have a virtual companion. Like the upcoming Together VR from AURORA Games.
This simulation adventure takes place inside an apartment you share with your partner, Hoshihara Mei. It was created using Unreal Engine 4 which affords it a highly-detailed, super realistic environment. And certainly, judging from the screenshots and video, a lot of work was put into making this apartment, as well as Mei’s character, super realistic and visually stunning.
According to the developer, your comely female companion, Mei, is a third-year fashion design student with a Chinese-Japanese heritage which “grants her an appealing appearance and an astounding figure.” Huh, I didn’t know that’s how it worked. But Mei definitely has a couple of features that, uh, attract one’s eyes. Anyway, apparently other people in this VR world love her too because “not only is she a model, but she also enjoys cosplay and is often under the spotlight.”
Check out the trailer below:
As you’ll see from the trailer above, Together VR is all about you spending time with Mei. That includes playing games like darts, rock, paper, scissors, and strangely enough virtual space battles together. The developers seemingly decided to incorporate a wave shooter mode into the game that lets you partner up with Mei to fight off enemies in a space setting. How romantic.
Not much else is known about the gameplay in Together VR, except that you and Mei will get to “enjoy couple-like interaction” which could mean a myriad of things. Hopefully, though, the gameplay won’t be as boring as some of the other VR waifu simulations out there. Some simply center around you sitting around looking at a pretty AI girl with a few verbal cues and not much else. The shooter element in Together VR promises some action at least.
So if this looks like something you’d be interested in then make sure to get Together VR when it releases on Steam for HTC Vive on April 3rd.