Earlier in the week VRFocus reported on the news that indie developer IRIS VR was bringing its TECHNOLUST franchise to PlayStation 4 and the HTC Vive head-mounted display (HMD) in TECHNOLUST Scanlines. At the time the developer didn’t have any more details to share, including if the console version would support the Project Morpheus HMD. IRIS VR has since confirmed that its upcoming spin-off will indeed support Sony Computer Entertainment’s (SCE) device, and has revealed the first details about the title itself.
Set in the cyberpunk future that was first seen in the original TECHNOLUST, which itself is coming to the Oculus Rift, TECHNOLUST Scanlines casts players as a security professional placed in charge of a checkpoint known as a scanline. With the help of a modified AI known as IRIS players will scan and interrogate people as they decide who to let pass and who to turn away. It sounds similar to 2013’s Papers, Please and the developer hopes to get players wrestling with their own morality as they make important decisions.
The title aims to be a standing experience and will utilise the PlayStation Move motion controllers on PlayStation 4, while obviously relying on SteamVR’s motion tracked controllers on the HTC Vive. Players will ask each newcomer some standard questions using a terminal in the room as well as utilising black lights, x-rays and pheromone scanners to try and determine any possible issues. It will be possible to upset characters that you scan but, at the same time, players may let those breaking the law slip through.
TECHNOLUST Scanlines utilises Quantum Capture photoscanning and performance capture for photorealistic visuals, and its being developed using Unity 5. A release date for title is yet to be revealed. VRFocus will continue to follow its progress, reporting back with any further updates on it.