Pixel Rift Dev Hints at Gear VR Version, Multiplayer

Indie developer Ana Ribeiro has recently been gaining a lot of attention for her upcoming virtual reality (VR) videogame, Pixel Rift. The spotlight is well deserved, as Pixel Rift‘s unique ‘videogame within a videogame’ concept holds a lot of potential. The title is currently preparing to launch on the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) on PC but recently developments have suggested it could also see launch on Samsung’s Gear VR HMD.


Ribeiro suggested as much herself, taking to Twitter to post an image of a NES30 wireless bluetooth controller along with the message: Just got this Beaty [sic] 🙂 can’t wait to see how it goes to play @Pixelriftgame Ina phone… Preparing to @Gear_VR”

The message was followed up with a reply from Oculus VR’s Developer Relations Manager Callum Underwood, who said: “as soon as we ship some kits we’ll talk.”

A short while later Riberio posted a picture of multiple NES30 controllers, this time from the official Pixel Rift account.  The accompanying message a read: “multiplayer came to my mind. What do you guys think?”

It certainly sounds as if a Gear VR version of Pixel Rift is being planned if not completely confirmed, then. The title follows the life of Nicola, a videogame fan that is invested in the fictional Pixel Rift videogame series. Players visit different stages of Nicola’s life, playing various iterations of Pixel Rift across different platforms while also interacting with the environment around them. The title is currently running a Steam Greenlight campaign for its PC version.

Samsung and Oculus VR announced Gear VR in September 2014. The devices uses the former’s Galaxy Note 4 smartphone as a display and is expected to launch later this year. VRFocus will continue to follow both Pixel Rift and Gear VR, reporting back on any further updates on the two.