Back at E3 2015 Italian indie developer Mixed Bag debuted prototype virtual reality (VR) support for its colourful shooter series, Futuridium. The team intends to add support for the PlayStation VR head-mounted display (HMD) into its first release, Futuridium EP Deluxe, as well as develop an entirely new entry named Futuridium VR. Recently the developer has provided new details about the upcoming entry, which it now refers to as a full sequel, and provided some new screenshots that can currently be seen below.
Mixed Bag notes that it has been working hard on Futuridium VR since E3 back in June 2015. The new experience will feature a brand new campaign with branching levels that take players from deep space to the surface of new planets and even a few asteroid fields. It’s also set to overhaul the blocky, vibrant look of the first title and feature brand new mechanics. Mixed Bag has even teased that players will be able to utilise a unique control scheme that has been made possible with VR, likely referring to the kit’s head-tracking technology.
More news on Futuridium VR is expected to arrive in the near future. In the meantime the developer has provided a mix of concept art and off-screen shots that can be seen below. A release date for Futuridium VR is yet to be set but PlayStation VR itself isn’t expected to release until the first half of 2016. The kit boasts a 1080p OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate that’s capable of ‘reprojecting’ titles to run at 120fps. A specific launch date or price for the kit is yet to be revealed.
VRFocus will continue to follow both Futuridium VR and PlayStation VR closely, reporting back with the latest updates on their progress.