Back at Gamescom 2014 indie developer White Paper Games finally revealed the long-rumoured PlayStation 4 version of the upcoming Unreal Engine 4 version of Ether One. At the time the developer stated that it likely wouldn’t be supporting the Project Morpheus virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) despite support for the Oculus Rift HMD being included in the PC version. A few months later and the team is now ‘hopeful’ that it will indeed support the device.
White Paper Games’ Pete Bottomley confirmed as much to VRFocus in a recent interview that will be publishing in full later this week. “So obviously we’re releasing on PS4,” Bottomley explained, “the Rift was a really good part of the experience of Ether One and people really seem to like it. I’m hoping we can get Morpheus support. Obviously nothing confirmed yet but we just want to start playing with the kit, hopefully just check it out. I’m feeling hopeful that it should be really good but we just can’t confirm anything yet.”
Ether One casts players as an agent that enters the mind of a mentally-handicapped patient and tasks them with restoring it. The title features an in-depth narrative which sees players exploring environments, solving puzzles and discovering notes and items. White Paper Games hopes to be nearing completion of the Unreal Engine 4 version of the title by around Christmas 2014. VRFocus will continue to follow the title’s progress, reporting back with any further updates.