The Oculus Store for Gear VR now offers a complete 360-degree recording of a farm tractor’s daily tasks. Released with the title Dorfdrift, is a video was produced by Edeka, a large German supermarket chain. Perhaps you think you’ll be riding along the tractor to farm fresh vegetables and fruit, enjoy the sunny weather and almost smell the mud lingering in the air. Think again.
Dorfdrift’s official description reads: “Where do all the vegetables come from? Dive into the world of lightning fast fresh vegetables delivery of the Edeka market. Take a ride alongside the tuned farm tractor with a 450hp engine delivering fresh apples to your local store.” The above video is the original advertisement from last year, and it should give you a sense of what to expect from the VR version.
Since we’re all professionals here, we decided to dive into this experience of overpowered tractors to see if it’s worth your time. In the name of science, of course. While it’s highly dubious as to whether doing drifts on the field is a standard practice in farm life, it certainly had a lot of entertainment value. We believe that a four-wheeled monster farming machine shredding the mud is a worthwhile watch, though we’d recommend you stay away from the video if you have an easy time getting motion sick in VR. If you’re looking for other odd experiences for your Gear VR, you can always try out BUTTS.
The virtual tractor video can be downloaded for free from the Oculus Store for Gear VR.
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