It’s a busy time for the Iris VR’s TECHNOLUST franchise. While work on the original title continues for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) creator Blair Renaud has also announced a spin-off heading to both Project Morpheus and the HTC Vive in TECHNOLUST: Scanlines. Like a number of other developers, Iris VR was lucky enough to recently get its hands on the latter device, and is hard at work experimenting with it. A look at its work with the tech can now be seen in a new video below.
The footage is taken from Iris VR’s first day of working with the HTC Vive. It shows the device running with the original TECHNOLUST, though Renaud is quick to point out that work on actual support for the device in the original title isn’t yet underway; these are merely tests to research framerate and other performance factors. The results? “Framerate in all the scenes we tested was butter smooth,” Renaud noted in a thread on Reddit. “Positional audio from Realspace3D is fantastic. Scans look bananas. Good first day.”
That support will find its way into the original title eventually, then, but the developer insists that TECHNOLUST: Scanlines will be the first title in the franchise to support it. Just how the developer could implement factors such as Room Scale user-tracking into a title that, to the best of our knowledge, is designed as seated experience is unclear. That said, the answer could like in the new ‘Blink’ system that The Gallery: Six Elements developer Cloudhead Games revealed earlier on in the week.
VRFocus will continue to follow the TECHNOLUST franchise closely, reporting back with any further updates on it.