As part of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe’s (SCEE) pre-Gamescom press conference a number of independent developers were revealed to be in-the-works on PlayStation 4 ports of their PC titles. One such developer was Poppermost Productions, already offering their winter sports title SNOW via Steam Early Access and now bringing the title to console also.
SNOW is a free-to-play skiing videogame at present, though Poppermost Productions have impressive plans for expansion of the title. Coming soon will be snowboarding, and the title will also support virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays (HMDs) such as the Oculus Rift. Of course, VRFocus discussed exactly these matters with the team at Gamescom, Cologne, last week.
“Sony is a huge supporter of free-to-play,” stated Alexander Bergendahl, CEO of Poppermost Productions, in an interview with VRFocus. “We are currently console exclusive with PS4, so we won’t be looking at any Xbox technology… we’ll be sticking our allegiance to PS4 for now.”
While Poppermost Productions are yet to confirm Project Morpheus compatibility for their PlayStation 4 port of SNOW, Bergendahl was more than happy to suggest that it has been part of the plan all along.
“I think the VR appeal is clear with what we’re building. We have already done the work with Oculus and we have announced what we’re doing on PS4.” Stated Bergendahl. “So I think it’s basically doing the maths to figure out what our next steps will be.”
SNOW is currently expected to launch on PlayStation 4 in early 2015. A PC version is available now via the Steam Early Access programme. VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest details on SNOW including a hands-on preview coming soon.