Still going strong, Penn & Teller are to release a new videogame focused on the early VR movement - and Randy Pitchford getting on stage with Penn during last year's DICE Summit seems to have been the first clue.
Penn and Teller, being who they are, want to turn someone's first VR experience into a joke. An illusion of sorts. Similar to their efforts to deviate away from the supposed violent nature of video games in the 90s with Penn & Teller's Smoke and Mirrors - of which birthed the infamous Desert Bus - the magical/entertainment duo are working with Randy Pitchford at Gearbox Software to create a spiritual successor to the game that never came.
Less teased and more confirmed, Pitchford took to his company's PAX East panel to announce what is currently known as Penn & Teller's Cruel Virtual Tricks for Real Friends - a play on words relating to the duo's video that inspired the 90s videogame compilation.
The idea is for this work in progress to be the first port of call when introducing a friend to VR for the first time. Expecting the demonstrator to guide the player through the first experience, Penn & Teller's tricks start to set in shattering that trust by playing tricks on the one with the headset strapped to their face. Of course, there's little detail just yet - presumably to avoid potential candidates being familiar with its jokes before getting to experience them first hand.
There's no release date planned, but the title will be one of the first to make use of Gearbox Software's new publishing label. If you really need something, here's some renders of the titular duo.