As if the game wasn’t impossible already, Bossa Studios has announced Oculus Rift and Razer Hydra support is coming to Surgeon Simulator 2013. Very soon gamers will be able to more accurately, and accidentally, sever arteries while spinning their heads around like a mad man.
Surgeon Simulator 2013, for those that might not know, is a bit of a misnomer. Actually, it’s a very big misnomer. Rather than simulate actual heart, kidney, or lung transplant surgery, the game seeks to deliver the most insane versions of those very meticulous procedures.
What makes the game so difficult, besides the fact you’re performing literal brain surgery, is the game’s idiotic (but at the same time brilliant) control scheme. Players control finger movementl with the letter keys and use the mouse to turn and lower their wrist. Put all of that together and you get an experience that looks something like this:
With Oculus Rift support, gamers will presumably be able to survey their surgeon’s tools without having to physically move their hands. We’re not saying that will make things easier, but at least players will be able to see the morphine needle before they mistakenly stick themselves with it.
The Razer Hydra, on the other hand, could make the Surgeon Simulator 2013 experience a little bit easier. Razer claims the Hydra can register the location of the controller down to the millimeter and degree. So, in a game where even the slightest movement is the difference between success and blood spewing everywhere, that could be pretty useful.
Gamers that will be on hand for the Rezzed PC and Indie Games Show in the UK will have a chance to check out Surgeon Simulator with the Hydra and Oculus Rift. The rest of us will have to wait until a forthcoming update, which Bossa says is coming soon.
The Oculus Rift 1080p HD version was one of our standout experiences at E3 2013, even though it wasn’t an actual “game.” So, if you give us another reason to use that incredible device, even in a very silly context, we’ll take it.
What do you think of Surgeon Simulator adding Oculus Rift and Razer Hydra support? Has Surgeon Simulator‘s appeal worn off?