In June 2014 indie developer White Paper Games announced that it would be moving its already-released adventure videogame Ether One to Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4 along with a host of improvements. Since then the developer has remained relatively quiet on the transition process but has this week shared a first look at the title running on the new engine. That first look comes in the form of an early screenshot, which can be seen below.
White Paper Games stressed that the transition was still very much a work in progress. That said, as the developer notes, Unreal Engine 4’s ‘more complex’ shaders are already being built into the update. The image depicts one of the rooms found in the videogame, with a glowing blue light contrasting against sunlight that peeks in through the windows.
While the updated version of Ether One will see release on PC, the developer has also strongly suggested that the title will also find its way onto the PlayStation 4. Support for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) is included on PC, suggesting that the Project Morpheus VR HMD might also be included on PlayStation 4. A date for the release of this latest verision is yet to be announced. VRFocus will continue to follow Ether One going forward, reporting back with any more updates.