Indie developer Renegade Kid has revealed that it is ‘very excited’ about the Project Morpheus virtual reality (VR) headset for the PlayStation 4, and that it plans to utilise the device in its upcoming project, Cult County. The developer reasoned that the device was a ‘perfect fit’ for a first-person survival horror title like the one it is developing. The title is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to fund development.
“Many of you may have heard of the new Morpheus VR headset from Sony for PS4,” the developer wrote in a Kickstarter update. “It is something that we are very excited about, and something we will be getting our hands on in the near future to utilize with Cult County. This device will offer a tremendous sense presence in the game – a perfect fit for a first-person survival horror title that is designed to scare your pants off! [sic]”
Cult County is a horror experience that’s planned across 4 different episodes, taking influence from Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead series. Players assume the role Gavin Mellick who travels to a small town in west Texas to share news with his sister Alissa about their mother falling ill. It’s not long before Mellick finds himself alone and surrounded by stangers with rumours of a strange cult and mysterious figures appearing in front of sandstorms cropping up.
The Kickstarter campaign is currently struggling to secure its $580,000 USD goal. At the time of writing the campaign has raised $42,200 with just over a week to go before its 2nd May 2014 deadline. Should it prove successful then Cult County is due to come to PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U and Nintendo 3DS in May 2015. Oculus Rift compatibility has not been confirmed. VRFocus will continue to follow the title’s development and report back with all the latest.