I've had my beady eye on The Climb for a while now. It's a virtual reality climbing 'simulator' from Crytek.
This means it looks goddamn beautiful.
Also rock climbing. It's something I'm passionate about when I'm not doing Kotaku, video games or parenthood.
This game isn't really accurate in any way whatsoever. Climbing with gloves is sorta ridiculous. Speed climbing is also... kind of a niche thing. Climbing is usually about the pleasure of pure movement, or the challenge of hauling your carcass up something that's at your physical and technical limit.
Either way, there's a lot to love about this. For example, I love the way that clipping in represents a checkpoint. That's just so clever, and actually makes a lot of sense in terms of how climbing works.
The Climb comes out today. My retail Oculus Rift still hasn't arrived, so I can't play it yet. This hurts my soul.