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Thief Simulator VR

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Simulation
Publisher: PlayWay
Developer: GameBoom VR
Release Date: Nov. 5, 2020

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'Thief Simulator VR' Leaves Early Access, Gets Release Date - Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 27, 2020 @ 12:10 p.m. PDT

Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a real thief? Now you can see for yourself in Thief Simulator VR!

Become a thief in VR! Feel the thrill of stealing in free roam sandbox neighborhoods. Use lockpicks and hi-tech hacking tools. Observe your target, gather information and hide from police. Or drive a car like crazy to get out of trouble!

Steal in free roam sandbox neighborhoods. Observe your target and gather information that will help you with the burglary. Take the challenge and rob the best secured houses. Buy some hi-tech burglar equipment and learn new thief tricks. Sell stolen goods to the passers. Do anything that a real thief does. And… don’t get caught!

A good thief always observes his target. What's inside? Who lives there? What's your target day schedule? Find out when the house is empty and does it have nosy neighbors. Choose from lots of possible approaches to prepare the best plan. Many modern devices available in Thief Simulator might come in handy with gathering intel about your target and it's neighborhood.

Releasing Thief Simulator VR in the form of Early Access was the best decision we could make. After our adventure with the "thief", we found out that the players know best what this game should look like. The amount of information with ideas that we received made us extremely grateful. The gamers supported us every day, and we gradually introduced the changes they suggested.

Thus, since the game's debut in the form of Early Access:

  • we've made 149 minor changes to the gameplay
  • we added a significantly better tutorial
  • we changed the look of the inventory
  • we have introduced new story quests
  • players got an additional neighborhood
  • changeable weather appeared
  • players got the opportunity to buy a house and decorate it
  • we added the "junkyard" location
  • we added a new vehicle - VAN
  • we have enabled a sitting game mode

The faster, the better. Find and steal as many valuables as possible in the shortest time possible. Remember that infinite backpacks don't exist. When it's about time you have to maintain cold blood. In every house you'll find tons of useless stuff, which can really slow you down. If you're not sure that you can take some serious money for it, maybe a good idea would be to leave it behind and save space for some expensive goods. If you fill your backpack with worthless items, you may have to waste your time to throw stuff out just to make space for other things. Be careful, cause some things can draw police attention to you!

A real, experienced thief can spot places where there's most probability of finding some valuables on the fly. Use the flashlight at night to highlight all the valuables in sight and places where you can expect them to be.

Turn off the GPS trackers, disconnect all the devices from the internet and erase serial numbers. Disassemble a stolen car and sell parts on the internet. Prepare phones and tablets before selling in a pawn shop by removing their security.

Look around for any useful items. They will save you some time on lockpicking or hacking. Key near a window or purchase receipts in trash bins. All those things can make life of an aspiring thief so much easier and reduce your burglary time even by a half. Of course many of them are just useless trash... Or maybe they aren't?

Be careful! In some houses you can meet unexpected guests. If they catch you in the act, they will call the police. In this case hide and wait till they stop looking for you or you can always leave the loot and run away as fast as possible.

Thief Simulator VR is currently available through Steam Early Access, set for full launch on November 5, 2020.

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