It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Private Eye, the virtual reality (VR) compatible title that casts players as a private investigator Sam Sunderland in 1950’s New York. Indie developer Jake Slack and his team had previously promised that demo for the experience, which supports the Oculus Rift VR head-mounted display (HMD), would be coming soon. Now Slack has confirmed that it will launch this weekend.
Slack revealed as much to VRFocus, suggesting that the demo should appear on the Oculus Share VR beta. A demo for Private Eye is already available on the service, though this release will be an updated version. It isn’t clear just how the title will have been upgraded just yet. “We want to engage with the community more and get people’s opinion on what they like and don’t like. We think this will be much more beneficial to the final game,” Slack stated.
Private Eye will task players with restoring Sunderland’s memory following an accident that has left him in a wheelchair. In the present, Sunderland is confined to his apartment where players will observe the street below them in order to gather hints and clues as to what happened and unravel the mystery of a killer operating within the area. A Kickstarter campaign is planned for the title, though a launch date is yet to be revealed.
A teaser for the demo, released in June, can be seen below. VRFocus will continue to follow Private Eye going forward, reporting back with any further updates on its development.