VR SPORTS POWERBOAT RACING
2018 AUG 28
Imagine a year. Any year. Were you thinking 1998? Yeah, me neither, but that year brought in the joy of Virtual Reality to your PlayStation with the release of VR Sports Powerboat Racing. It had everything. Powerboats. Races.
Imagine the year right now is 1998. The Soviet Union has done absolutely nothing in the last few years, scientists cloned a sheep the year before, and Interplay's internal sports division is called VR Sports, because graphical capabilities of consoles are so good, they're just like virtual reality. You know, back when we had all the hit consoles like the Virtual Boy and the 3DO. I mean, both were discontinued a few years before this game came out, but that never stopped us from experiencing cutting edge technology and moving on to this game.
Like my faith in finding my old GameBoy Advance SP, the VR Sports brand was killed off unceremoniously, and renamed to Interplay Sports in 2000 with barely anyone not working in the industry knowing, or more importantly, caring about the event. Before their untimely rebranding, VR Sports released the most exciting games imaginable, such as Golf, Baseball, Football, Soccer, Baseball 2000, Tennis, Deep Sea Fishing, Baseball 99, and Powerboat Racing. You can just sense my enthusiasm leaking through your monitor, like a stick of salted butter stuffed into a CRT outside in the sun.