Back in September 2014 VRFocus reported on the launch of a Steam Greenlight campaign for an upcoming horror videogame named Astray. At the time developer Aegon Games had said that it hoped to include support for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) in the title for launch. This month the developer has not only passed its Greenlight campaign but confirmed that VR support will indeed be included.
“It looks like Astray will have support for the Oculus Rift at launch,” the developer wrote in a Greenlight update. “Our DK2 [second development kit] arrived last week and it works pretty much out of the box with Unreal Engine.
“We’ll need to re-think how we’re doing the HUD since our current method doesn’t work in stereo. We’ll also need to do some performance optimization to get it running at 75Hz. We could only manage 50 fps on Ultra on a GTX 780.”
It certainly sounds as if the developer is taking VR development seriously, then. Astray will take players to an abandoned museum filled with exhibits on strange cultures, legends and supernatural themes. The developer is keen not to spoil any plot details but has teased that something lies beneath the museum. The title is yet to receive a release date though is aiming to be priced at $8 USD – $15.
VRFocus will continue to follow Astray‘s development, reporting back with any further updates on the title.