Last week VRFocus reported on rumours that virtual reality (VR) support for Hello Games’ anticipated first-person exploration title, No Man’s Sky, was possible. Studio founder Sean Murrary noted that he didn’t know what he was ‘allowed to say’ when it comes to possible support for both the Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus head-mounted displays (HMDs). The restrictive nature of the answer suggested that perhaps support could happen. Since then, Murray has provided another similar answer to that same question, adding fuel to the fire.
Answering a fan Q&A over on IGN, Murray stated he was ‘not sure’ how much he could say about VR support for the title. “We’re a small group and we are very focused on delivering a great experience on PS4,” he replied when asked about possible Xbox One and VR support. “Like, so focused it hurts… I want the game to shine, to do something new, and I want it to push the technology. I guess I’m not sure how much I can say about any of this, but I do think VR is extremely cool.” Again, the sheepish answer suggests that perhaps VR support is indeed coming.
No Man’s Sky is an online first-person experience in which players start out on their very own planet. From there they can explore a massive universe that has been procedurally-generated in an effort to make their way to the centre of it. The title quickly caught the attention of the VR community upon its reveal in 2013. Hello Games itself has revealed work in VR in the past, having created a virtual version of its offices to walk around in using the Oculus Rift HMD. Amusingly, Oculus VR itself got involved, asking them to stop posting these experiments online due to health and safety concerns.
VRFocus will continue to follow No Man’s Sky VR rumours closely, reporting back with any further updates on the title.