Indie developer Opposable Games has announced that it will be integrating support for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset to its upcoming PC title, Salvaged. The developer confirmed as much in an update for its ongoing Kickstarter campaign. Originally a dual-screen exclusive experience using a smartphone or tablet and PC, the real-time tactical title has added a new mode allowing for single-screen play that also makes VR support a possibility.
Salvaged casts players as a deep space salvage commander. Instead of heading into battle themselves, players use a connected device of an in-game second screen to order four other soldiers. Commands are issued to each soldier, with a first-person camera for each showing on the PC screen. The single-screen mode, which sits users at a virtual desk, was created after requests from Kickstarter backers.
It’s the player’s job to keep the team alive whilst they scavenge the ship for any supplies and the ultimate goal, a ship’s ‘Black Box’. Enemies are vicious aliens that range in class and number. Players will also be given direct control over certain mechanics such as hacking.
The title’s Kickstarter campaign is aiming to realise $125,000 USD by 15th May 2014. Those interested in the title can pledge $15 to secure a digital copy upon release in January 2015. Backer rewards go all the way up to $3,000 where three backers can visit the Opposable Games studio as well as an invite to the title’s launch party. VRFocus will continue to follow Salvaged‘s development and report back with the latest.