Indie developer Ariel Arias is currently hard at work on developing upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible horror title The Hum. In recent weeks, Arias has revealed that he is aiming to bring the title to the PlayStation 4 as well as PC, and that the videogame will be on display at Gamescom 2014 in Germany on 13th – 17th August. Now the developer has confirmed that the title will in fact start its PlayStation 4 development following the event.
Arias revealed as much in a new blog update [blog post has since been removed by author] for The Hum, detailing its development with Epic Game’s Unreal Engine 4. Talking about both consoles and VR, he revealed that he is aiming to start on work on the PlayStation 4 version of The Hum in the ‘weeks after gamescom’, but there was currently too much work to do on the title to have a console build ready for the public event.
Talking about the Oculus Rift support for the title, Arias also stated that he was ‘very, very hyped’ for the arrival of the second development kit (DK2). The title is of course currently being developed with the first developer kit (DK1). He revealed that developing for the Oculus Rift with Unreal Engine 4 hadn’t proved to be a challenge at all, bar a few ‘ugly and annoying bugs’.
The Hum is a first-person horror title in which players are cast as the survivor of an alien invasion of Earth. Set after the invasion, players must avoid contact with the aliens as they explore environments and uncover the sotyr. Expect to find out more about the title during its showcase at Gamescom this year. VRFocus will continue to follow The Hum‘s progress moving forward, reporting back with any more news and updates.