Of course, VR wasn’t all about the backpacks. We also came across cult-favorite American Truck Simulator on the show floor, and its developer SCS Software had brought along an Oculus Rift headset for attendees to play the game on.
For the uninitiated, American Truck Simulator is a completely unironic simulation of the world of trucking. You pick a truck, pick up some cargo, and then spend hours (first virtual, then actual), driving it across rural America.
It’s a very peaceful, relaxing game, and the whole experience takes on a whole ‘nother level of escapism when experienced in VR.
Granted, you can’t quite get into the trucking zone on a show floor as busy as the Weekender’s, but we appreciated our brief escape all the same.