With Oculus VR continuing to advance virtual reality (VR) technology with its Oculus Rift VR head-mounted display (HMD) and Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) following suit with its Project Morpheus VR HMD, much talk as been made of when Microsoft will get on board with the technology. Recent rumours have suggested that, while the company is actively pursuing VR, it’s still behind in comparison to the other two. Whenever that kit does arrive, Vertigo Games will be there to support it with World of Diving.
Lead Game Designer Peter Deurloo confirmed as much speaking to VRFocus at Gamescom 2014. “So as soon as the Xbox One actually has their own VR set we are jumping on it immeadiately,” Deurloo stated in an interview that will be published later this week. “I mean we would like for every VR headset to work with the game. As soon as we get the hardware we’re going to make it work, definitely.”
World of Diving is first-person diving simulator that allows players to explore exotic underwater locations with friends. The PC version of the title, which recently launch on Steam Early Access, supports the Oculus Rift and features a mission editor that allows users to share their own creations online. An Xbox One version of the title was announced earlier in the year, although obviously without confirmation of a VR version.
Microsoft has in the past said it has been working with VR for ‘a while’. It’s not yet clear when the company might reveal any of its work. VRFocus will continue to follow World of Diving and any news on an Xbox One VR HMD going forward.