Ski Jumping Pro VR is a sports game dedicated to the ski jumping. The title is a new version of Ski Jumping Pro, which debuted on mobile devices with iOS in 2013, but this time we are dealing with a production using the benefits of virtual reality technology. Two-time Olympic gold medalist and world champion Andreas Wellinger was involved in the work on the game. Yippee! Entertainment studio is responsible for its development. The publisher is Kalypso Media.
In Ski Jumping Pro VR we observe the action from the first person perspective. The gameplay comes down to making the best jumps possible, so we get a good score and beat our rivals. The production uses virtual reality goggles, motion controllers and body position tracking function - we have to balance properly during the flight, as well as efficiently and safely land (you can play both standing and sitting).
The title offers a dozen or so different locations, prepared on the basis of real places. The individual hills differ in their atmosphere and offer different views. The creators have also included in their work several dozen different events and tournaments, thanks to which the fun is not monotonous.
We also took care of the possibility of modifying the appearance of the characters by means of several dozen cosmetic objects - helmets, overalls, gloves, skis or shoes. These things are unlocked as the game progresses. Gradually we also improve the skills of our player.
In Ski Jumping Pro VR we can only play alone. The title allows you to perform single jumps in different locations, but you will also find an extended career mode.
Ski Jumping Pro VR has a nice three-dimensional graphic design, especially for the production of VR goggles. The graphics are quite realistic, although the exaggerated lighting effects are pricked in the eyes. Nevertheless, combined with the high level of immersion provided by virtual reality, the overall impression is positive.
PC version of the production cooperates with HTC Vive goggles. The release on PlayStation 4 requires a PlayStation VR.
PC / Windows
Minimum: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3 GHz / AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 8 GB GeForce GTX 1080 or better, 10 GB HDD, Windows 10 64-bit