Post by KostaAndreadis @ 03:33pm 20/06/19 | 1 Comments
And its full title is a big one, Penn and Teller VR: Frankly Unfair, Unkind, Unnecessary & Underhanded. Or, Penn & Teller VR: F U, U, U, & U. Anyway the VR experience which will be hitting all VR platforms at the end of the month promises to be a mixture of magic tricks and pranks - with appearances from the duo and old timey magicians Houdini and Cardini.
Gearbox Software head honcho Randy Pitchford is a magician himself, so this collaboration makes sense. Recently he managed to make $12 million in Gearbox money "disappear" into his own personal account.
Ahem. Anyway, this new Penn & Teller VR thing looks, well, okay.
"When a new mind-blowing technology comes out, the first thing Teller and I think is, 'How can we use this to help people play tricks, cheat, and prank’,” said Penn Jillette. “Luckily for us, (and maybe less luckily for the world), Randy Pitchford, the big cheese at Gearbox, is our buddy, and worked as a professional magician. We are the same soulless motherhubbards. So, we’ve found a way for people to use VR as a tool to monkey with their so-called 'friends.' It’s what we do, and we’ve done it.”
As a bunch of mini-games here's hoping there's a lot more of the usual Penn & Teller underhandedness and trickery than the 'lets put you inside Teller's mouth'. Penn & Teller VR: F U, U, U, & U is out June 27, 2019 for Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift and HTC VIVE, and on July 9, 2019 for PlayStation VR.