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The Hum Likely to be Delayed to Allow for Oculus DK2 Integration

Indie developer Thotwise Games is currently hard at work on its upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible horror title The Hum for PC and, if all goes according to plan, PlayStation 4. The team revealed the videogame earlier this year via Steam Greenlight, listing it for a Q4 2014 release. However Thotwise Games’ Ariel Arias recently told VRFocus that the release will likely be pushed back further than that in order to accommodate the arrival of the Oculus Rift VR head-mounted display’s (HMD) second development kit (DK2) among other aspects.

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“Right now I’m almost sure that we will delay the project a little,” the developer’s Ariel Arias told VRFocus in an interview that will be published in full later this week. “I want to try to reach funding first and to have time to try Oculus DK2 long enough. We still haven’t received it. We are developing with DK1 and, of course, that’s not the real VR experience we are searching for.”

“The game was evolving a LOT since I started with the first prototypes a year ago, and now, I’m sure that VR technologies are the future, but they will be not released until maybe 2015 so I’m evaluating the possibility of releasing The Hum for those dates.”

Arias recently confirmed that while, Thotwise Games will be appearing at this year’s Gamescom on 13th – 17th August, the team wouldn’t be showing off a playable demo, and was in fact still waiting on the arrival of its DK2 unit. When it does arrive the team will be able to integrate The Hum with positional tracking and utilize the much-touted 1080p OLED display included in the HMD.

VRFocus will continue to follow any and all news surrounding The Hum going forward.