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PHOBOS Demo Aiming to Release Next Week, DK2 Supporting Incoming

PsyTech LLC is still pushing to raise funds for its upcoming virutal reality (VR) compatible anxiety management platform, PHOBOS. The developer is hoping to raise $25,000 USD to aid development via an IndieGoGo crowd-funding campaign. Recently the team has revealed that a demo for the software is currently being prepared, and is aiming for release at some point next week with support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD).

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As the developer revealed on in an IndieGoGo update, it has submitted a demo to the Oculus VR Share portal, an online platform for free VR experiences. This version of the demo is currently being reviewed, with the team hoping that it will be posted online within the next week. This release will be compatible with the Oculus Rift’s first development kit (DK1) as well as standard monitors. A second development kit (DK2) version of the demo is also being developed and will be released on the PHOBOS website, again with the hope of launching next week.

PHOBOS is a platform that aims to help people overcome a various range of phobias and fears by exposing players to them within virtual reality (VR). Players will be able to explore an environment, finding various tasks to carry out that will have them facing common fears. Those interested in the software can currently pledge $45 to secure one of four remain spots for the special price, after which the cost rises to $75. The campaign will continue until 7th December 2014, with the software hoping to launch in Alpha form that month. VRFocus will continue to follow PHOBOS, reporting back with any further updates.