Indie developer E McNeill is currently hard at work on his upcoming virtual reality (VR) exclusive videogame, Darknet. The title, which is based around a glamorised version of hacking, has been popping up throughout 2014 at various events and more, but this week sees it reach a small milestone. Darknet has officially passed its Steam Greenlight campaign, meaning it will be sold on Valve’s digital store come full release, complete with full support for the Oculus Rift VR head-mounted display (HMD).
Darknet takes inspiration from the likes of Ghost in the Shell and The Lawnmower Man. Players assume the role of an elite hacker in cyberspace. The title is essentially a puzzle experience, with players solving a range of randomly-generated challenges to hack nodes. The title is designed from the ground up for the Oculus Rift, although the developer has in the past revealed that he has spoken with Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) on a possible port to PlayStation 4 with support for the Project Morpheus VR HMD.
E McNeill currently plans to have Darknet ready for the launch of the consumer version of the Oculus Rift. Said launch is expected to happen in 2015, though a more specific date is yet to be revealed. VRFocus will continue to follow Darknet‘s progress going forward, reporting back with any further updates on its development and more.