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New Project Morpheus Launch Title Revealed: Hyper Void

Gamescom 2015 is taking place this week in Cologne, Germany, but there isn’t much news in the way of Sony Computer Entertainment’s (SCE’s) Project Morpheus virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). The company is instead looking to Paris Games Week in October to reveal more titles for its anticipated device. But that doesn’t mean other developers are holding back on the reveals. Today the team behind third-person shoot ’em up, Hyper Void, has revealed that it will be launching the title on PlayStation 4 with support for Project Morpheus.

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Hyper Void is a fully 3D sci-fi experience that takes after the likes of Gradius and Wing Commander. Levels take place in cross-dimensional wormholes in which players steer a craft known as the RM-24 back and forth, blasting enemies. A total of 29 levels are included, over half of which include boss fights. There are also 3 ‘mega’ encounters in which players face massive opponents.

The developer notes that this is a challenging experience that tests skill, asking players to analyse and create new strategies to overcome obstacles. The title even runs at 180fps on PlayStation 4, meaning reaching 120fps on Project Morpheus should be possible.

Co-creator Homam Bahnassi has explained that Hyper Void will in fact be launching on 8th September 2015 but will come ready with Project Morpheus support for the kit’s release in the first half of next year. A specific launch date for the HMD is yet to be announced as is pricing. The title already has a demo available on PC, though it’s not clear if this supports the Oculus Rift HMD or if the full title will be releasing on the platform. Pricing for the title is yet to be revealed.

VRFocus will continue to follow Hyper Void closely, reporting back with any further updates on its progress.

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