Last month indie developer Three One Zero reintroduced its virtual reality (VR) compatible first-person videogame, ADR1FT. A short presentation at The Game Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada revealed that the title was still coming to PC with support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) and would also arrive on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4. All that said, support for the Project Morpheus HMD on PlayStation 4 hasn’t been confirmed, although a recent discussion between two members of Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) does suggest it could be happening.
Word comes from SCE VP of Publisher & Developer Relations Adam Boyes and Software Product Development Head Scott Rohde. Speaking on an episode of Gametrailer’s panel show, Bonus Round, the two revealed that they had both played ADR1FT in VR, though didn’t mention specific HMDs. “I actually played ADR1FT which got announced at The Game Awards last night and same thing: my heart started beating because you hear your heart beat in the game, my mouth is dry,” Boyes said. “I’m like: “This is nuts. This is a really deep experience.”
“I played that as well kind of right after seeing Gravity and I played a demo of it and it’s very cool; it’s tense” Rohde added. “It’s slow paced, it’s tense, just like that movie was. And, again, you would think on a 2D screen, is that going to work? It might be kind of boring, but when you’re in that world experiencing it, you feel it night and day.”
Again, it’s entirely possible that both Boyes and Rohde simply saw ADR1FT running on Oculus Rift, although their involvement and enthusiasm for the title does seem to suggest that the story might go a little further than that. It certainly wouldn’t be surprising to see ADR1FT come to Project Morpheus given that it’s already VR-ready. The title sees players stranded in space after surviving an accident that has killed the rest of their crew. Players must survive by managing resources as they explore the wreckage.
It’s not yet clear when ADR1FT will launch. VRFocus will continue to follow the title, reporting back with any further updates on it.