Bringing the virtual pub experience to your living room, SportsBar VR is the ultimate social VR game. Featuring an awesome set of bar games and incredible pool simulation SportsBar VR provides one of the most immersive single player, and social multiplayer experiences in VR.
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Release Date: Jun 1, 2016

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Notice: Requires a virtual reality headset. See the VR Support section for more info.

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March 22

Multiplayer Update & VR Movement Improvements



Multiplayer Update

Hello all! We're excited to introduce the Online Game Finder 2000! Use it to find other players online (or turn it off to play solo). We wanted to introduce a fun and super quick way to search for other players online without having to navigate through menus.



Additionally, when you start the game up, you can just start with the OGF2000 to the 'on' position, so you'll be connected to other players in a 'hangout' game automatically.

Quick Height Adjustment

We've been meaning to do this for awhile, and we're finally upgrading our 'hulk'-movement mode with a height adjustment. While in 'hulk' mode, squeeze both triggers to switch to vertical mode which lets you quickly adjust your height.

Click Rotate

For those of you that want a quick way to rotate in the game, without rotating your body or using hulk mode, you can now 'click rotate' while in teleport mode to turn around. To use it, press down on the thumbpad (or push the joystick for oculus) to teleport, but rather than releasing, use your opposite controllers joystick/thumbpad to rotate yourself in increments.

We have our biggest update EVER coming in the future that we're excited to share more about soon!

See you in the bar!

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February 14

Video Streaming, TV Remote, and More!



You can now stream videos in the bar!

We've scattered TV remotes throughout the bar that allow you to better control the video and audio in the game.

Use the Vive's touch-pad & Oculus joystick to make the remote:
  • Change Songs
  • Change Channels
  • Shuffle
  • Mute
  • Change Source
We've consolidated all of the custom content features in SportsBar VR to a folder in your documents aptly named SportsBarVR. Inside you'll see places where you can place .mp3, .wav, .mp4, and .wmv files. Our recommendation is 480p videos given the headset resolution and size of the TVs, but 1080p works great too!

We know a lot of you want to put something on the TV for ambiance but still listen to songs from the Jukebox (either your own, or the default playlist), so you can now control the audio and video sources independently, either listening to music from the jukebox, or the audio from your videos.

For now, media streaming is just for the person with those files on their machine. We're not sharing files between users, so what you see on your TV is your content only.

This is just the beginning of content streaming in SportsBar VR. Let us know what you think, and what you'd like to see next!

Remote Retrieval


We too all share the same fear of losing the remote. While we can't have one in real life, in SportsBar VR we have a remote holder that will find and return a lost remote at the push of a button!

Swap hands in the hand menu


Thanks to community feedback, we discovered we have a lot of ambidextrous users who want to be able to switch from right to left hand play on the fly. We've added a 'swap hand' option in the hand menu. This will change your dominant hand in both pool and darts.

Balloon Dogs go pop


Need to play with a giant balloon dog in VR? We got you covered. Oh, do give them a poke with a dart!



Open media folders from within the game


To speed up adding music and videos, or if you're having trouble finding the media folder in your 'Documents' folder, just click one of the buttons in the Custom Content menu (found in the Settings menu). You can then easily drag files into the folders, restart the game, and you'll have a whole new playlist. If you're not using the shuffle feature, and care about an ordered playlist, make sure to arrange your songs or videos alphabetically or name them 01, 02, 03, etc.

Oculus Haptics
  • Haptics work a little differently on the Oculus vs Vive. For our Oculus users we're glad to say that haptics are now working great with SportsBar VR on Oculus!
Updated Tutorials
  • We've updated the tutorials to better explain the controls to new users. Once you've learned the game, you can easily disable the tutorials from re-appearing in the settings menu.
Set Grip Distance
  • We've added the ability to save your pool cue grip distance in the settings menu. Now, when you do a 'backhand' adjustment to fine tune your shot and slide your hand backwards or forwards on the cue, the game can remember where you left off and treat that as your 'default' hand position.

There are many MAJOR updates ahead of us in the coming weeks and months.

We're excited to hear your feedback on this update, and what you're looking for in future updates. As always, we look forward to playing with you in the bar! -SBVR Devs

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Reviews

“the game that convinced me of the immersive qualities of the Vive’s roomscale and touch technology dropped me into a pub, in front of a pool table. Pool Nation, in replicating an experience that I’m familiar with, came closest to fooling my senses completely.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“Pool Nation VR is one of the most complete and well presented videogames not just on the HTC Vive, but in modern VR as a whole.”
5/5 – VR Focus

“Pool Nation VR is simply an amazing game”
Maxi1134

Special Edition

Pool Nation VR is now fully upgraded to SportsBar VR for all past and present Pool Nation VR owners!

About This Game



"Numerous comments exploded the web all talking the same thing, that this might be the biggest game released on VR by far…” VR Headsets 3D

"Though the HTC vive is incredible early in its life-cycle, it already has its first “killer-app.” Hooked Gamer

Bringing the virtual pub experience to your living room, SportsBar VR is the ultimate social experience available in VR. Featuring an awesome set of bar games and an incredible pool simulation including 8 Ball, 9 Ball, Killer and many more, SportsBar VR is the best place to digitally play and practice billiards, anywhere!

Join up with 6 of your friends to hangout and play some air hockey, throw a few rounds of darts or build an insane dominoes setup using books, chairs and bottles. Play with friends online or offline against the AI, earn experience points and unlock a wide array of collectible hats and fun objects to add a bit of swagger to your VR style.

Whether you're a budding Ramp Ball champion, or its a serious game of pool you’re after or just want take part in the time-honored pastime of throwing empty beer bottles against the wall, there's no wrong way to hangout in SportsBar VR.

Key Features!

  • Play Real Pool - Delight your senses with an immersive and accurate representation of the sport using motion control and real pool physics (be careful not to lean on the table, it's not really there). Choose from several variations of pool with popular rule sets, or just hang out and hit some balls in free play.
  • No Consequences - Enjoy the pleasure of throwing a bottle at your opponent or breaking one against the wall. Aggressively throw things around the bar without the worry of being arrested or thrown out! We won't make you clean-up in VR.
  • A full bar of fun - Play air hockey, rampball, chess, checkers, shuffleboard, extra toys + minigames, and competitive challenge modes with and against your friends.
  • Customize Your Game - Dress up your multiplayer avatar, customize your pool cue and controllers, decorate your table top and even the environment around you with tons of unlock-able goodies.
  • Online and Offline Opponents - Play against the AI or with up to 6 players globally Online, including voice chat so you can really talk some smack!
  • Kill Some Time - Play VR darts while waiting for your turn on the table, change the music or just explore the bar.
  • Go Crazy - Grab, stack, and smash objects in the world. Create a tower of bottles, stack them high and launch a pool ball at it.
  • Enjoy a Polished VR Experience - Years of VR / AR know how help provide a fun and comfortable VR space to hang out with your mates from the comfort of your own home.

SportsBar VR is compatible with the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift w/ Touch

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1 or newer
    • Processor: Intel i5-4590 / AMD FX 8350 equivalent or greater
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 970 / AMD Radeon™ R9 290 equivalent or greater
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1 or newer
    • Processor: Intel i5-4590 / AMD FX 8350 equivalent or greater
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 980 / AMD Radeon™ R9 380 equivalent or greater
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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