I Need A Video Game Exactly Like This

GoPro cameras are amazing for a couple of reasons. Prime among them is their ability to replicate what extreme athletes go through when they do whatever mental thing it is they do for a living.

In this case it's mountain biking down a stupidly dangerous track. Very, very fast. Like insanely fast.

Someone make a video game like this please.

So much about this video unsettles me: the speed, the proximity of the shit that might kill you. But the thing -- bizarrely -- that freaks me out here is the breathing. You can hear the cyclist goddamn breathing. Breathing like you might breathe when you're slamming it down a mountain at impossible speeds.

Perhaps the craziest thing about this video: Dan Atherton, the athlete featured, actually came second last. The guy who won this was 15 seconds faster.

Damn.


Comments

    Weren't the Trials guys doing a VR version at one point? Or am I confusing them with something else?

    @markserrels, this game DOES exist!

    https://mtbfreeride.wordpress.com/test-controls-build/

    The website is pretty awful, but the game has been in development for some time and the current alpha builds give just the feeling experienced from the video. They are working on a VR version, too, but even on a monitor the feeling of speed, height, and "proximity to shit that might kill you" is all there!

    EDIT: Here's a better gameplay video [from a build from 2 years ago]
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFq_P_uXr34

    Last edited 10/10/16 11:08 am

    You don't need a video game. You need to get out and try it. DH is another beast but you'll XC and Enduro is super fun and exhilarating. I cannot recommend MTB enough.

    As a POI - apparently this guy's run was second to last. The winner was 15 seconds faster. Here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O123k8icFGU

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