Last year’s The Game Awards saw developer Three One Zero reintroduce its upcoming atmospheric videogame, Adrift, for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. At the time the developer reassured that the title would be coming to the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) on PC, but didn’t mention any possible support for the Project Morpheus HMD on PlayStation 4. Since then, Valve and HTC have also announced the Vive PC-based HMD. This week has seen Three One Zero confirm that Adrift will be coming to both of these devices and more.
Speaking with Red Bull, Three One Zero’s Adam Orth confirmed that Adrift would be available for Oculus Rift, Project Morpheus, and HTC Vive along with ‘unannounced VR platforms’. “Adrift will be a premium VR experience on Oculus Rift, Morpheus and Valve’s Vive – as well as some upcoming unannounced VR platforms,” Orth told the site. “Our goal is to be the must-buy VR experience on each of those platforms at launch.” The developer also noted that the title is ‘the ultimate immersive VR experience’ with ‘limitless’ potential.
What other HMDs could Orth be referring to? Microsoft is rumoured to be working on its own VR HMD for the Xbox One while Valve’s SteamVR system is designed for more than just the HTC Vive. Could Orth be referencing one of these unconfirmed devices?
As Three One Zero has already confirmed, Adrift is aiming to launch this summer as a $20 – $30 USD single-player experience that lasts around four hours. The first-person title casts players as an astronaut that survives a horrific accident that they have no memory of. Players explore the wreckage of their spaceship, searching for oxygen supplies and trying to piece together exactly what has happened. The videogame is being developed with Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4.
The summer release window obviously puts Adrift‘s launch ahead of the consumer versions of each of these HMDs, meaning post-launch integration is likely. Vive is expected for holiday 2015 while the Oculus Rift will arrive in Q1 2016 and Project Morpheus will hit in the first half of 2016.
VRFocus will continue to follow Adrift closely, reporting back with the latest updates on its progress