Perhaps one of the most exciting virtual reality (VR) videogames in development right now is Adrift, the first-person space survival experience from developer Three One Zero. Last month the developer confirmed that the title, which is set to support the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) on PC, would also be integrating the HTC Vive and, later down the line, the Project Morpheus HMD for its PlayStation 4 version. Now, just ahead of next week’s E3 in Los Angeles, California, a new trailer for the title has arrived, confirming a release window for the videogame.
Adrift will be launching in September 2015. This release is expected to support the development kit versions of the Oculus Rift, although it’s likely that the HTC Vive won’t quite be available by then, as it holds a holiday 2015 release date. It’s also known that Project Morpheus isn’t launching until the first half of 2016, meaning it will likely implement support for that device nearer the time. Of course, the consumer Oculus Rift will also be hitting in the first quarter of 2016, so updated VR support may arrive then too.
The trailer is a perfect showcase of the atmosphere that Adrift is going for, and feels very similar to 2013’s blockbuster movie, Gravity. The title will launch as a $20 – $30 USD single-player experience that lasts around four hours. It 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.
In the past Three One Zero has teased that Adrift will also be made available for ‘unannounced VR platforms’. It’s still unclear just what these platforms might be. VRFocus will continue to follow the experience closely, reporting back with any further updates on it.