Yesterday VRFocus reported on news that upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible theme park experience Atom Universe had launched a demo for its PC version, which is set to support the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). At the time it was suggested that a demo for the PlayStation 4 version of the title will also be arriving in the very near future. The console version is due to support the Project Morpheus HMD. Now developer Atom Republic has confirmed that said demo will in fact launch next.
Atom Republic confirmed to VRFocus via Twitter that the PlayStation 4 demo of Atom Universe is due next week. Obviously this release won’t support Project Morpheus due to the fact that the HMD isn’t set to be released for another year. The demo will be launching in support for Atom Universe‘s ongoing Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign, which hopes to raise some £20,000 GBP by 15th April 2015 in order to bring the videogame to market. The PlayStation 4 version is expected to follow the release of the PC edition.
Atom Universe allows players to experience a range of theme park attractions in VR. Should the Kickstarter campaign prove successful then the title will see an initial launch with three mini-games. These include a minikart race, shooting gallery and stunt course using buggies. Those interested in the project can offer pledges to receive specific amounts of the free-to-play title’s in-game currency, named Atomz. These Atomz can be spent to take part in the title’s attractions. The PC version of the title hopes to launch in August 2015.
VRFocus will continue to follow Atom Universe, reporting back with any further updates on its progress.