Virtual reality surgery coming soon

Surgeon Simulator 2013 to support Oculus Rift and Razer Hydra; hilarity ensues.

Have you ever wanted to be a surgeon, but have been held back by lack of education/funds/ability/steadiness?

Well fret not, for your dreams can become a reality – Surgeon Simulator 2013, the tongue-in-cheek indie game that tasks you with performing (you guessed it) surgery will be compatible with both Oculus Rift and Razer Hydra.

Basically this means you’ll have a game where you have to manipulate a surgeon’s hand, which you will view through a virtual reality headset (via Oculus Rift) and use a motion sensing controller (the Razer Hydra) to operate.

It’s one of the oddest/most interesting things to come out of gaming in recent weeks, that’s for sure.

You can buy Surgeon Simulator 2013 on PC right now, costing £6.99 – though be warned, it’s rather gory.

Oculus Rift has no set release date, but should hit shelves around 2014. The Razer Hydra controller is currently available for £129.99.

We say

Surgeon Simulator – a game made in a matter of weeks as a bit of a joke – is actually really good fun.

Combining it with cutting edge gaming technology might seem a bit frivolous, but it’s actually a good pointer of where things could be going in the very near future.

Plus it makes it even funnier to mess up brain surgery. A sentence we never expected to write.

[Image from Surgeon Simulator 2013 Facebook]