Just under a year ago now indie developer Mindfield Games revealed its very first virtual reality (VR) videogame in Pollen for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). Little has been revealed about the sci-fi first-person experience since that time, though fans may well learn more next month. It’s been confirmed that Pollen is on its way to Gamescom in Cologne, Germany from 5th – 9th August 2015. Not only that but the title is now on its way to both the HTC Vive and Project Morpheus HMDs along with the original Oculus Rift version.
An email confirming that Pollen will on display at next month’s show seems to state that the title will arrive on both the Oculus Rift and HTC vive at launch. Then, later on in 2016, it will also arrive on PlayStation 4 with support for the Project Morpheus device, which itself is expected to launch in the first half of next year. It’s the first time these versions have been mentioned, as the official website still only lists the Oculus Rift edition of the videogame. Mindfield Games will have a brand new demo for the title to show off at Gamescom.
Pollen is a first-person exploration videogame that is inspired by movies such as Solaris and 2001: A Space Odyssey as well as adventure titles such as Gone Home. The piece is set on board Research Station M, a man-made structure on the surface of Saturn’s sixth and largest moon, Titan. Here players will explore the seemingly desolate facility, uncovering the fate of the crew that had previously occupied it. The official website lists an initial 2015 release for the title, though it’s unclear if this remains the case.
VRFocus will continue to follow Pollen closely, reporting back with the latest updates on the title.