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'Desert Bus' to get a sequel for Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR

And yes, it's getting the VR treatment for charities
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The notoriously monotonous prank mini-game Desert Bus is getting a virtual reality sequel, and it'll most likely be just as mind-numbingly unexciting. Just how dull is it, you ask? Well, playing it means driving for eight hours straight on a plain road between Tucson, Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada at a max speed of 45 mph. According to Polygon, Penn Jillette (of the Penn & Teller duo that created the game) has revealed that he's working on "a new Desert Bus" during his weekly podcast. It will apparently be set in 1992 just like the first version and will "probably be for the [Oculus] Rift and for the PlayStation VR."

While the original Desert Bus is often regarded as one of the worst games ever made, Jillette isn't developing a sequel to torture people. He's working on it exclusively for charities. For years now, the Desert Bus for Hope organization has been doing annual Desert Bus marathons and streaming them online to raise money for Child's Play. So far, it has collected over $3.1 million for the charity's recipients: kids in hospitals and domestic violence shelters. Jillette said he's already collaborating with Gearbox's Randy Pitchford (Half-Life, Coounter-Strike and Duke Nukem Forever), though the game's development is probably still in its early stages.

[Image credit: Andrew Ferguson/Desert Bus for Hope/Flickr]

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