A number of brand new experiences for the Project Morpheus virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) were announced during Sony Computer Entertainment’s (SCE’s) E3 press conference tonight in Los Angeles, California. New first-party titles such as RIGS were revealed for the first time along with some third-party videogames. Among these was Godling, a brand new title from Sólfar. A first trailer for the title has already been revealed but now the first actual details of gameplay have been detailed.
Golding is being developed using Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4. It’s a first-person adventure in which players are cast as a toddler god that must either grow to master their very own domain or instead choose to cause mayhem within it. The title uses ‘gaze-based’ navigation to allow players to progress through the world along with the DualShock 4 controller. Sólfar is said to be optimising the visuals to take advantage of Project Morpheus’ 120Hz refresh rate, which is currently the best refresh rate of any VR HMD.
Sólfar itself was established in late 2014 to work on AAA videogames. Based in Reykjavik, Iceland, the company is comprised of former CCP Games developers. This includes being founded by S. Reynir Hardarson, the co-founder of CCP and its Global Creative Director, Dr. Kjartan Pierre Emilsson, the original lead designer of EVE Online and CCP´s Principal Game Designer, and industry veteran and formerly lead Business Development at CCP Thor Gunnarsson.
VRFocus will continue to follow Godling closely, reporting back with the latest updates on the title.