Here’s a thing I wasn’t expecting to be writing this (or, indeed, any) week: Bill Murray’s high-concept 1993 comedy vehicle Groundhog Day is getting a sequel. And it’s arriving in the form of a virtual reality game.
As announced over the weekend, developer Tequila Softworks – previously responsible for fascinating VR murder mystery Invisible Hours and the sublime Rime – has been hard at work turning Groundhog Day into a virtual reality experience for Oculus Rift, Vive, and PlayStation VR.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Murray’s Groundhog Day character, Phil Connors, won’t be the focus this time around. Instead, that role falls to his son, Phil Connors Jr. – who, just like daddy (the sequel is subtitled Like Father Like Son), finds himself trapped in the town of Punxsutawney, destined to repeat the same day over and over.