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Desert Bus, the infamous driving endurance game that was originally intended for a Sega CD compilation based on magicians Penn and Teller, might be getting a VR remake with the help of Gearbox Software.

Gamasutra has reported the announcement took place during Penn Jillette’s podcast, Penn’s Sunday School.

“I’m working on a game,” Jillette said. “I’m working with Randy Pitchford, and we’re going to do–and this is a big, big deal–we’re going to do a new Desert Bus and it’s going to be just for charities, so charities can use it to raise money.”

Pitchford is the current Gearbox CEO and will also work with Jillette on developing several other titles, with hopes of landing on the Oculus Rift or PlayStation VR, according to Jillette.

Desert Bus—originally developed as part of the unreleased Penn & Teller’s Smoke and Mirrors—has surfaced through unofficial channels and has become notorious thanks to its inclusion in Desert Bus for Hope, an annual stream that sees players attempting to endure the endless gameplay for as long as possible in an effort to raise money for the Child’s Play charity.

The group behind that event has indicated on Twitter that it’s also involved in the game’s development, though declined to provide any further details.

Desert Bus remake in the works, possibly for VR platforms

By Jeff Landa | 01/14/2016 12:45 AM PT

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Desert Bus, the infamous driving endurance game that was originally intended for a Sega CD compilation based on magicians Penn and Teller, might be getting a VR remake with the help of Gearbox Software.

Gamasutra has reported the announcement took place during Penn Jillette’s podcast, Penn’s Sunday School.

“I’m working on a game,” Jillette said. “I’m working with Randy Pitchford, and we’re going to do–and this is a big, big deal–we’re going to do a new Desert Bus and it’s going to be just for charities, so charities can use it to raise money.”

Pitchford is the current Gearbox CEO and will also work with Jillette on developing several other titles, with hopes of landing on the Oculus Rift or PlayStation VR, according to Jillette.

Desert Bus—originally developed as part of the unreleased Penn & Teller’s Smoke and Mirrors—has surfaced through unofficial channels and has become notorious thanks to its inclusion in Desert Bus for Hope, an annual stream that sees players attempting to endure the endless gameplay for as long as possible in an effort to raise money for the Child’s Play charity.

The group behind that event has indicated on Twitter that it’s also involved in the game’s development, though declined to provide any further details.

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