Surgeon Simulator will be heading to VR in a brand new edition called Surgeon Simulator ER (Experience Reality). So far the game has sold over 2.5 million copies, with Surgeon Simulator ER set to ramp those figures up even higher. SS:ER will be heading to “numerous VR platforms in the coming future” so expect it on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and maybe some others whenever they launch.
“Imagine standing in the medbay of a starship, trying to save a dying alien with nary a clue regarding their inner anatomy. Instruments float above your head in Zero G as you desperately try to remove an unpronounceable but surely deadly organ from the alien’s open torso.
“Closer to Earth – you’re leaning over a hapless (but familiar?) patient in dire need of a new set of lungs, with a plummeting heart rate, and an operating table full of implements you’d hoped never to have to pick up for yourself!
“Let’s get even closer to home – to you. You look down and see a pair of hands. As you move, wave and grasp the air they feel like you’re own. These are the hands of Nigel Burke, a would-be surgeon – your very own hands. Turning your head you see the operating theatre, look up and see the blinding hospital lights – dead ahead lies Bob, the patient waiting for your help!
“With the ability of new VR technology to pull you into a virtual world, you’ve been transported to a new reality – a hospital in the English county of Barnardshire, to outer space, to the darkly humorous world of Surgeon Simulator – in VR. “
- This article was updated on:September 24th, 2015