Indie developer Nick Pittom has confirmed that his upcoming virtual reality (VR) project, a virtual adaption of the bus stop scene from Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbour Totoro, is ‘moving into final stages’ of development. Pittom, also known as Red of Paw, confirmed as much to VRFocus, suggesting that the project could be finished within the next 2 weeks. The developer is currently working on finishing up the environment design among other aspects.
“Totoro VR is moving into final stages,” Pittom wrote on Twitter. “Animation is excellent, interaction is coming in. Still need to add a toad. Who’s got an umbrella?”
Pittom didn’t confirm how soon the project would launch after completion. It will be the developer’s second Studio Ghibli project following the launch of the boiler room scene from Spirited Away earlier this year. Both experiences allow you to tour the virtual environments using an Oculus Rift VR headset. VRFocus will continue to follow the project’s progress and report back with all the latest.