Although not a game in the normal sense City Car Driving is a great initiative to make it safer for new/ learning drivers.
As VR is such an immersive technology what this does is recreate the realistic environment you would feel if you were driving … without having to get behind the wheel. Featured on numerous sites including The Gadget Show City Car Driving has now become available to download for the first time on STEAM.
Realistic driving simulator
As you would expect the developers, Forward Development, offer up a large number of options and customisation that you can choose to make the situation relevant and useful for the would-be driver. From tweaking the aggressiveness of the traffic through to varying the weather it really is superbly believable.
As we live in a global community the developers have also given the player the option of choosing the road laws applicable for the market including the EU, Australia and the US.
Overall there are seven different rides you can choose, some of which are a lot more challenging to complete successfully than others. We think the inclusion of ‘smart’ traffic and certain dangerous situations (i.e. lane changing, careless pedestrians) also means a future city driver can not be complacent and must think on the spot.
It’s also not just car drivers that can use this game as City Car Driving caters to all manner of vehicles from vans and even a light truck. The simulator cleverly puts you in the drivers seat and swaps the position of the steering wheel according to the country of choice. There’s also the choice of either an automated or manual gearbox.
Shooting zombies and racing around futuristic VR tracks is great fun but sometimes there’s a need for virtual reality to take a more serious and useful role and that’s exactly what you get with City Car Driving.
Recommended system requirements: Supports Oculus Rift/ TrackIR, OS: Windows 7 SP1 / Processor: Intel Core i3 3.2 GHz / Memory: 8 GB RAM / Graphics: AMD Radeon R7 250X / nVidia GeForce GTX 7