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Wander Gets Release Window

It’s been a while since the developer behind upcoming massively multiplayer online (MMO) title Wander has provided an update on the title. The virtual reality (VR) compatible non-combat experience has made fleeting appearances at industry events throughout 2014 and those interested can currently buy access to its ongoing Alpha testing but little has been revealed in the way of a full launch. That changes today as the developer has revealed a release window for the title.

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Wander is due to launch in March 2015. The development team confirmed as much in a recent post on the official PlayStation Blog. As such, this window certainly refers to the PlayStation 4 version of the videogame, although it’s not yet clear if the same date applies to the PC version, which supports the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). Support for the Project Morpheus HMD in the PlayStation 4 title is yet to be confirmed.

As the developer explains, Wander is an exploration MMO born out of a desire to create a videogame not focussed on violence. Players explore a fantastical island, assuming a number of forms such as walking trees, griffins and sea creatures. As players explore that will find out more about the mysterious island that they have found themselves on as well as meet other players to help them on their way and unlock new abilities.

Look out for Wander early next year, then. The title joins a list of several other indie-developed experiences that support the Oculus Rift on PC but are yet to confirm support for Project Morpheus on PlayStation 4, including the likes of Ether One and Grave. Meanwhile other titles such as Krillbite Studio’s Among the Sleep have outright confirmed that they are working with the technology. VRFocus will continue to follow Wander’s progress closely, reporting back with any further updates on its development.