Last month it was announced that Home, Sony Computer Entertainment’s (SCE) social platform for the PlayStation 3, would be shutting down in the near future. It hasn’t taken long for developers to put forth their own concepts for spiritual successors on SCE’s latest console, the PlayStation 4. Indie team madmunki is one such developer and is currently running a Kickstarter campaign for neotopia, a virtual world developed with Unreal Engine 4 that could support the Project Morpheus virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD).
The developer hinted that Project Morpheus support could be included in a recent interview with Worlds Factory. Speaking about the possibility of using peripherals with neotopia developer David Dow said: “We want to embrace all of the new technologies as they come online such as Project Morpheus.” It makes sense to combine a virtual world with VR technology of course. This concept can already be seen in other software for the Oculus Rift HMD such as Riftmax Theater or Ceek.
neotopia‘s Kickstarter campaign hopes to raise £250,000 GBP by 31st October 2014. The title will be free from launch, though it currently isn’t clear just when it would release. VRFocus will continue to follow any more VR related updates on neotopia, reporting back with all the latest updated.