Editor's Note: The latest video store won't be for everyone, but it's nice that we live in an age where developers want to think outside the box and create something that isn't just a first-person cookie cutter. Nothing has been announced yet regarding the launch time and cost.
As a kid in the '90s, it's strange to think that kids today have no idea about video rental stores. The trip to Blockbuster was definitely an emotional experience. After rushing out and confirming that all 26 copies of the remake I wanted to see were all gone, I became an outdoor quest game. If this fails, you will not go to Nobody's Land (the Middle Passages) in hopes of finding something...anything... to watch.
Coming soon, you can try it again - or enjoy it for the first time - without having to visit the world's last remaining Blockbuster.
RareBird Games is working on The Last Video Store, a PlayStation VR focused on the video rental experience. Based on the three-minute trailer and accompanying description on YouTube, players can visit the most popular video store environments "honestly made from our fading memories."
You can even patrol aisles, pick up and check movie boxes, and play tapes in your living room or cinema. I'm not sure how it works with license restrictions, but we'll see.
Diehard movie fans are advised to browse the in-game stores to meet like-minded people. There is even a “survival mode” that includes “local jobs and bills that you have to pay while you have the entertainment of video lovers at your side.” p>
Video rental experience with "The Latest Movie Store" on PSVR