Last week saw indie developer White Paper Games take its first steps into the console space by announcing a PlayStation 4 version of its PC adventure title, Ether One. The first-person title was confirmed to be making its console debut on Sony Computer Entertainment’s (SCE) system at Gamescom 2014. On PC, Ether One features full support for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). Could the PlayStation 4 version support the Project Morpheus VR HMD?
It’s certainly possible, according to White Paper Games itself. Responding to a comment asking after support on the PlayStation Blog, the developer revealed that there’s ‘no word’ on Project Morpheus integration right now, though it may happen ‘when we get round to it’.
“Unfortunately no word on Morpheus support Spider-jam,” the developer said in response to the comment. “However we do support the Oculus Rift on the PC version so we’d love to integrate it when we get round to it.”
It should be kept in mind that neither Ether One nor Project Morpheus is yet to receive a release date, meaning it could well be that timings simply don’t match up for support. If that is the case, perhaps ‘when we get round to it’ infers possible post-launch support for the title, if not something else.
Ether One released on PC earlier this year and was awarded 5/5 in VRFocus‘ review. Players are cast as an agent that enters the mind of a mentally-handicapped patient and attempts to restore it. The developers are currently transitioning the title from Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 3 to Unreal Engine 4, bringing with it a host of visual improvements and more. The new edition will arrive on both PC and PlayStation 4. The team has been sharing updates as work on the port has progressed.
VRFocus will continue to follow Ether One going forward, reporting back with any further updates on its development.