For those about to simulate rock, we salute you.
Rock band AC/DC has one of the most rock ‘n’ roll pinball tables ever, and Stern — the designer of the machine — is bringing the group’s game into virtual reality. The AC/DC table will join a number of other classics in The Stern Pinball Arcade for the Samsung Gear VR mobile virtual reality headset. The table will go for $10, and it will bring all of the sights and sounds from the physical version along with it — that includes many clips from AC/DC songs. It is out now.
Check out the rockin’ promo video for the table below:
“The combination of rock and pinball can’t go wrong,” Stern Pinball founder and chief executive Gary Stern said in a statement. “With the introduction of the virtual reality version of AC/DC pinball, we’ve put an innovative and interactive spin on our much beloved pinball game while playing tribute to one of rock and roll’s most influential and memorable bands.”
The Stern Pinball Arcade comes from Stern and developer FarSight Studios, which has spent a number of years porting physical pinball games into the digital world. FarSight and Stern have already ported beloved classics like Star Trek, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, and many more. And thanks to game developer’s excellent physics engine, more people have a chance to experience some of the greatest pinball machines as they were meant to play.
By bringing these tables into VR, Stern and FarSight are now porting another important part of the pinball experience: the sense of scale. While wearing a VR headset, the tables now feel like they extend out in front of you just like they do in reality.
Now, if only Stern and FarSight could learn how to simulate denim jackets, cheap pitchers of beer, and the mullet hair cute, the AC/DC pinball experience would feel exactly like the authentic 1980s.