Arguably one of the most anticipated upcoming virtual reality (VR) videogames in development right now is developer Three One Zero’s ADR1FT. The title has been a long time coming, first confirming support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) back in early 2014. It’s since been suggested that ADR1FT will also support other HMDs such as PlayStation VR, though a specific release date has not been announced. Today, the developer has finally revealed a launch window for the title, attaching it closely to its original VR HMD.
ADR1FT will be launching ‘day and date’ with the Oculus Rift in Q1 2016. The team behind the title confirmed as much in a recent tweet after the title was shown in a sizzle reel at the Oculus Connect 2 developer conference at the Loews Hotel in Hollwood, California. In fact, Three One Zero noted that the title has been ‘Hand-Selected’ by Oculus VR itself, assumedly to be a part of the company’s launch line-up. The developer had previously suggested the title was aiming for release this year, so this could be seen as a delay of sorts.
Launching with the Oculus Rift itself also means that ADR1FT will be supporting the Xbox One gamepad on PC, which will be included in the kit. It’s not yet known if the developer has any plans to support Oculus Touch, which is the company’s position-tracked input solution that provides ‘hand presence’ within VR titles.
ADR1FT is a first-person experience that has drawn comparison to the celebrated 2013 blockbuster, Gravity. Players are cast as an astronaut that survives a massive accident that leaves him stranded in space, and must make their way through the wreckage of a space station, finding supplies to survive as they go. Three One Zero intends the experience to be mid-length.
VRFocus will continue to follow ADR1FT closely, reporting back with the latest updates on its progress.