It’s been a little while since virtual reality (VR) fans have heard an update from indie developer VR Bits on its upcoming space simulation title, Darkfield. Last month saw the studio release a sneak peek of the title’s Alpha stage for the second development kit (DK2) for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD), and other such updates are continuing to arrive in a steady stream, but release details are still thin on the ground. While the wait for that information continues, the studio has dropped a teaser for a possible, much-requested port of Darkfield.
VR Bits CEO Mark Schramm recently took to Twitter to post the message: “Can’t show what @DarkfieldVR now runs on, so I’m just going to leave this here 🙂 #VirtualReality”. Embedded at the bottom of the message (as seen below) was an image of a DualShock 4, the PlayStation Move motion controller and its companion navigation controller. These are of course all input methods compatible with the PlayStation 4, suggesting that Darkfield is on its way to the console. The VR tag also heavily suggests that, as would be expected, Darkfield will support the system’s Project Morpheus HMD.
Darkfield achieved Kickstarter crowd-funding success back in 2014. VR Bits had suggested that it wanted to bring the title to Project Morpheus back in April 2015. At the last time, it also cited the PC-based HTC Vive as another target platform. The developer has also recently announced a hand-tracking-based spin-off in Darkfield Infiltrator. Not only that but VR Bits is also working on a sequel to its recently-released VR shooter in Nighttime Terror 2.
VRFocus will continue to follow VR Bits’ work in VR closely, reporting back with any further updates on it.