Time Machine VR Releasing May 19

According to a press release on Gamasutra, Minority Inc. has scheduled a May 19th release date for their new virtual reality exploration adventure, Time Machine VR. Designed solely for a VR experience and compatible with both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, the game will send players back into the Jurassic era to go “nose-to-nose with dinosaurs and fight for the survival of the human race.” If you want to try Time Machine VR out, the game is currently available on Steam Early Access and the Oculus Store.

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Time Machine VR Trailer

A brief summary of the game:

“Time Machine VR places players in the shoes of an adventurous time-traveling cadet, assigned to investigate the treacherous depths of the Jurassic oceans by harvesting data on the sea-dwelling leviathans of ancient Earth. But when melting ice caps in the present unleash a deadly prehistoric virus, this routine research mission quickly becomes a race to save humanity from extinction. Time travel is not an exact science, so players will need to navigate more than just the jaws of Earth’s mightiest ancient titans when time itself begins to splinter around them.”

The story might be pretty cool since it’s being penned by former Assassin Creed III and IV writer, Jill Murray. Honestly, this game scares the hell out of me—deep sea exploration games are frightening enough already. I couldn’t even play Echo the Dolphin as a kid, if that gives you any idea what we’re dealing with here.