If you’re anything like us, you’re experience of the Big 5 is limited to The Lion King or at best the zoo. But all that is about to change. Pure PlayStation is transporting all its loyal readers out to… Oh, wait, that’s wrong. Virry VR is transposing its users to the Kenyan Savannas and putting you closer to the action than any bush tours can.
Through the use of real life filming, users can share a mudbath with a rhino or tempt a lion with a scrummy steak. But remember you’re the biggest rare steak there is…
In all seriousness, the developers hope to educate future generations in hope of increasing conservation efforts and reducing the needless and heartless culling these creatures suffer at the hands of poachers.
All the animals have been filmed at Lewa Downs in Northern Kenya, a UNESCO heritage site home to elephants, zebras, leopards and rhinos. A special rig allows Virry to supply action footage at a miniscule distance of 2cm compared to 2m used by other outlets. Things didn’t always go to plan; after making arrangements to remotely drop the meaty lure the team ended up just throwing it from the van. But after four weeks of graft, the team left with priceless footage of elephants, lions, leopards, hyenas, vervet monkeys and rhinos.
If wild animals don’t float your boat, shots of waterfalls and plains will be included for your enjoyment and relaxation.
Virry VR is now available on the PlayStation Store.
Hakuna Matata! What a wonderful phrase…