PaintingVR sets metaverse release date

Painting VR releases soon for Quest and PC VR, coming to the Oculus Store and Steam on April 14.

The app simulates acrylic painting on canvas in VR

In VR, the software simulates acrylic painting on canvas, allowing you to use a choice of brushes and colors to replicate the real-life painting experience. In comparison to the recently released Vermillion, which focuses primarily on being a realistic wet-on-wet oil paint simulator, it takes a little more relaxed, whimsical approach to painting in VR.

Painting VR was our first VR experience nearly exactly a year ago, when it was released in early access for Quest via App Lab. We were blown away by what we saw, and developers Oisoi soon announced that a 2022 release on the official Quest store was in the works.

Painting VR will launch on April 14 for Quest and PC VR via Steam

Painting VR will be released on April 14 for Quest and PC VR via Steam, according to the company, who have released a new teaser featuring some exciting new features.

Oisoi also ran a successful Kickstarter campaign at the end of last year, raising €28,764 toward a goal of €27,000 dollars. The Kickstarter campaign’s goal was to fund the addition of multiplayer capabilities to the app as well as the porting of the game to PC VR. While the latter is clearly a fact currently, we haven’t heard anything about the former.

The 2022 full release would include multiplayer, but there’s nothing in the trailer to suggest that’s the case just yet

Last year, Oisoi stated that the complete release in 2022 would include multiplayer, but nothing in the clip suggests that this is the case right now. Aside from multiplayer, the release date trailer above shows some new features.

There’s also an entertaining drill to which you can attach numerous brushes for spinning paint effects, as well as what appears to be a paint-by-numbers canvas. The overall warehouse area appears to have been greatly expanded, ranging from a single section with one canvas last year to an entire warehouse area with many artworks in the most recent trailer.


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