Last week saw indie developer Iris VR announce a brand new virtual reality (VR) videogame for both the HTC Vive and Project Morpheus head-mounted displays (HMDs) in Technolust Scanlines. The title is a spinoff of the original Technolust, a Kickstarter project which remains in development for the Oculus Rift on PC. While the new title hasn’t been confirmed for the Oculus Rift, though could well be with Oculus Touch now revealed, the developer could also be bringing the first Technolust to both Project Morpheus and HTC Vive following its initial launch.
Iris VR’s Blair Renaud confirmed as much to VRFocus in an interview that will be published in full later this week. “Yes, definitely,” Renaud replied when asked if the original Technolust could come to these HMDs. “The game was originally designed as a seated experience for the Rift and that is what it will remain, until after the CV1 launch. At that point I will have learned a lot more about the new systems and the game mechanics that work best for them. I want to make sure that it’s not just a straight port, but ensure that it’s the best experience possible for any given platform.”
The Technolust franchise is set in a dystopian, cyberpunk sci-fi future that’s run by corporations. In the original title, players will be able to explore this world, even joining a resistance to fight back against these company’s control. It is also possible to take part in a range of extra activities such as visiting arcades. In Technolust Scanlines players are tasked with managing a security checkpoint, using scanners and interrogating people in order to decide whether to let them through or not.
VRFocus will continue to follow the Technolust franchise closely, reporting back with any further updates on it.