Last month saw the announcement of a brand new virtual reality (VR) dedicated studio by the name of Endeavor One. Shortly after that announcement came its very first release, JUMP. The team, compromised of former members of Destiny developer Bungie, launched this superhero experience for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) on PC on Steam for $9.99 USD. It’s also on its way to the Gear VR mobile HMD at some time in the future. In terms of other VR kits, the title will also be arriving on Valve and HTC’s set, the HTC Vive.
Studio co-founder Tom Doyle confirmed as much to VRFocus in an interview that will be published in full later on in the week. He also revealed that other HMDs beyond Valve’s could possibly be integrated. “JUMP will be supported on the Vive!” Doyle revealed when asked about the possibility of seeing the title turn up on both the HTC Vive and Sony Computer Entertainment’s (SCE’s) VR HMD, Project Morpheus. “It currently runs on our HTC development kit. We would love to bring JUMP and our other projects to as many VR platforms as possible!”
JUMP is a first-person experience in which players select one of 5 cities that include Philadelphia, Detroit, Seattle, New York City and Tokyo. From there they must reach the top of the tallest building in the city in as few as jumps as possible. Players are able to compete with friends using Steam leaderboards and more cities are expected to be added in the future. Endeavor One itself is committed to exploring locomotion in VR and this is its first step into doing so.
VRFocus will deliver the full interview with Endeavor One later on in the week.