Virtual reality (VR) has primarily been thought of as a single-player experience so far. Companies like Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) are challenging those perceptions with the likes of the Social Screen initiative for the PlayStation 4’s Project Morpheus VR headset, and now a group of indie developers have released a new title that requires cooperative play from two players named Voice.
Voice is a unique VR title in which one player wears the Oculus Rift VR headset and finds themselves in a white room with a descending ceiling. A variety of doors with symbols on surround the player, and they must choose which is the correct door to walk through. This is done with the aid of a second player, who uses a smartphone or other internet-connected device to bring up an image of the correct symbol, and must them describe its complex design to the player.
Though brief, Voice a good example of how VR can bring innovation to multiplayer videogames. SCE will undoubtedly expand on such concepts using tablets, smartphones and the PlayStation Vita with its Project Morpheus. For now, Voice can be downloaded for free over on the official Oculus VR Share beta on PC. There currently isn’t any word on possible Mac and Linux versions of the software. VRFocus will continue to follow any and all applications of VR, reporting back with any more updates.