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Playful’s Gear VR Project is Lucky’s Room, On Hold for Now

Last week VRFocus reported on Lucky’s Tale developer Playful Corp. revealing that it had no plans to work on Samsung’s smartphone-based virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD), Gear VR. This was in contrast to the reveal of the device in September 2014, which was accompanied with a playable demo of a new version of Lucky’s Tale, a third-person platform videogame confirmed for the Oculus Rift HMD. As it turns out, this version of the title was in fact called Lucky’s Room and its development is on hold at this point in time.

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Playful Corp. recently confirmed as much to VRFocus. It’s not clear just how Lucky’s Room differs from Lucky’s Tale, nor if and when the developer might resume work on it. The original experience casts players as cartoon fox that explores colourful environments, solving puzzles, defeating enemies and collecting items. It is one of a handful of titles actually being published by Oculus VR itself for release alongside the consumer version of the Oculus Rift. That device is yet to be detailed or dated by the company.

Could Lucky’s Room see release at some point in the future on Gear VR? It might be some time before official word is given, seeing as the team already has the original Lucky’s Tale to develop. It’s not the only title that Playful Corp. is working on; the team released an Early Access version of a videogame named Creativerse last year and expects to add support for the Oculus Rift to it later down the line.

VRFocus will continue to follow Playful Corp.’s work with both Lucky’s Tale and Lucky’s Room, reporting back with any further updates on either project.