Goat Simulator is launching on the PS3 and PS4 next month, and will be the first version with "a simulated GoatVR experience".
It's amazing that something like Goat Simulator exists. Originally a gaming-inspired April Fool's joke about sparking goat chaos across the world, Coffee Stain Studios expanded the concept with a complete game release, an MMO expansion, and even zombie DLC. And starting next month, console players can experience the joys of goats for themselves with PS3 and PS4 versions - which is also where GoatVR will make its worldwide debut.
In a nutshell, Goat Simulator is all about the open-world destruction of games like Grand Theft Auto and Just Cause - except you're a goat. You can fly around the map using gliders and jetpacks, trigger massive explosions that send your still-living form flying, or simply headbutt everything into submission. Just like the PC version, Goat Simulator for console will also include local multiplayer, with two players on PS3 and four on PS4.
The biggest new feature will be Goat Simulator's VR mode - which technically doesn't require a headset. In keeping with Coffee Stain's ongoing joke, GoatVR will only simulate the experience of virtual reality on your screen. "Although it's not quite ready yet we felt it better to stay ahead of the crowd and let it out into the wild," Coffee Stain wrote on the PlayStation blog. "We still need to do that part where it connects to an actual headset but for now you can enjoy a simulated GoatVR experience without it."
Whether Goat Simulator will actually support VR once headsets are commercially available remains to be seen, but it certainly wouldn't surprise me with all the other quirky features. Regardless, we can still be excited that PlayStation owners can - finally and truly - play as a goat.
Here's hoping a Vita version will quickly follow!