Virtual reality (VR) as it currently stands is championed by independent developers. There are a small number of larger studios working out the strengths and weaknesses of developing AAA videogames for the Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus head-mounted displays (HMDs), but for many it’s the small studios and bedroom coders that are making the most of this primer period for the new wave of VR. Ana Ribeiro is one such independent developer, and her unique project Pixel Rift is most certainly about to turn some heads.
Expected to be made available next year, Pixel Rift is designed to make the best use of VR HMDs. Currently in development for PC and the Oculus Rift, Ribeiro has ambitions to bring Pixel Rift to the PlayStation 4 and Project Morpheus also. Further to this, the National Film & Television School (NFTS) student is planning to develop an iOS and Android companion app featuring the fictional ‘Pixel Rift’ videogame series seen within Pixel Rift. Ribeiro talks about this and much more in the exclusive interview with VRFocus below, and gamers will be able to get hands-on with Pixel Rift next month at the Eurogamer Expo in London, UK.