New TECHNOLUST Dev Footage Shows More Vive Experiments

Last week VRFocus reported on the reveal of a new video from Iris VR, developer of the TECHNOLUST franchise, showcasing the studio’s first experiments with the HTC Vive virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). The team was seen testing the tech with the original TECHNOLUST, which will first be arriving for the Oculus Rift on PC. Now Iris VR has released another look at its work, this time focusing on its upcoming spin-off, TECHNOLUST: Scanlines, a title that’s set to debut on both the HTC Vive on PC and Project Morpheus on PlayStation 4.

The video showcases some of the developer’s work with Room Scale tracking, provided by Valve’s SteamVR system for HTC Vive. This allows a user to walk around an area of up to 15 feet by 15 feet and have those movements replicated within the experience. One player is seen inspecting various character models using this tracking. The HTC Vive’s controllers are used to shine a light through the dim environment, and the photo-scanned models follow the player with their eyes as he moves around the environment.

TECHNOLUST: Scanlines is set to be an experience similar to indie hit Papers, Please in which players are tasked with assessing characters that approach a border point within the franchise’s cyberpunk setting and deciding whether or not to let them through. Players will do this using a variety of techniques that are operated using both HMD’s respective motion controllers, the PlayStation 4 incarnation of that being the PlayStation Move controllers. The original TECHNOLUST is also planned to support the HTC Vive further down the line.

VRFocus will continue to follow the progress of the TECHNOLUST series, reporting back with the latest updates on it.