White Paper Games released its debut videogame, Ether One, earlier this year to a warm reception from both critics and fans alike. At the time the developer strongly suggested that the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset supported PC title, could also arrive on PlayStation 4 at some point in the future. This week the team has essentially confirmed the port, as well as announcing that the title is moving to Unreal Engine 4.
The developer confirmed as much on its official tumblr blog detailing the transition from Unreal Engine 3 to 4. Talking about how the newest engine would allow the team to bring its popular adventure title to more platforms, the developer name-checked the PlayStation 4, noting that it wouldn’t be releasing everywhere.
“It doesn’t mean that we’ll be releasing on all of them,” the team wrote, “but as you can imagine it’s opens up a lot of doors to get Ether One out to as many of you as we can (did someone say PS4?).”
Ether One casts players as a Restorer, an agent who enters the mind of the mentally ill and attempts to repair them. It’s a story-driven piece that has players unravelling clues and solving puzzles as opposed to engaging in combat.
Players can also expect a bump in the visuals department with the integration to Unreal Engine 4: “We’re going to be posting updates of our development throughout the process for those of you interested in how we’re approaching the transition,” the team revealed. “We’re also going to be learning UE4 as we go so prepare for some hickups! We think it will be a fun learning process for us though and more than anything we’re excited to see how Ether One will look in the new Unreal Engine!”
VRFocus will continue to follow Ether One, reporting back with any more updates.