There were a number of surprising developers revealed to be working on Samsung’s Gear VR smartphone-based virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) when it was revealed late last year. Among them was Playful Corp., the team currently working on anticipated VR compatible platform title Lucky’s Tale for the Oculus Rift HMD. In fact, a playable version of Lucky’s Tale running on Gear VR was on display at the reveal event itself. Sadly, it looks like this version of the title might not see a full release after all.
Playful Corp. suggested as much itself this week on Twitter. When one fan asked the developer if it was working on Gear VR and a potential full release of Lucky’s Tale on the system, the studio replied: “not at this time, and Lucky’s Tale will be an exclusive launch title for the consumer version of the Oculus Rift.” This is admittedly surprising to hear given the title’s presence at the reveal event. That said, the developer has never outright stated that the title will see a full release on Gear VR.
Lucky’s Tale is a third-person platform title in which players are cast as Lucky, a cartoon fox. Players are given an overhead view of bright, colourful levels that they must steer Lucky through, hunting down collectibles, solving puzzles and defeating enemies. On PC the title is being published by Oculus VR itself and has made several appearances with the technology at trade shows, exhibiting the second development kit (DK2) version of the HMD.
As Playful Corp.’s tweet notes, Lucky’s Tale is aiming to release alongside the consumer version of the Oculus Rift. A release date for this device is yet to be revealed. VRFocus will continue to follow the title’s progress, reporting back with any further updates on it’s progress.