Relaxation-based videogames may not be an entirely new concept, but the arrival of consumer virtual reality (VR) technology is set make them more popular than ever. And, while there are already examples of these types of experiences on PC, this is a genre that’s still relatively foreign to consoles. That isn’t stopping Cubicle Ninjas, the developer behind anticipated VR relaxation title, Guided Meditation, from pushing for a PlayStation 4 version of its title with support for the Project Morpheus head-mounted display (HMD).
Studio CEO Josh Farkas confirmed to VRFocus that the developer was talking with Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) about a port in an interview that will be published in full tomorrow. “We’re actually in talks with Sony right now,” Farkas said, “and I think it just depends on timing and options. But, yeah, we love the Morpheus too. So it’s just like however we can figure out how to make that work.” Farkas also mentioned that it was Cubicle Ninjas’ hope to get the title onto the HTC Vive HMD too, which is set to launch in a limited capacity towards the end of the year before seeing a wider release in early 2016.
Already set for the consumer version of the Oculus Rift and Gear VR, the full version of Guided Meditation will allow players to choose from 40 to 50 areas in which they can relax, using meditation content or simply taking in the peaceful scenery. Currently confirmed environments include Birchnut Forest, Cosmo Canyon, Costa Del Sol and Yokosuka Garden. A sample version of the experience is already available for free over on an official website. Though relaxation experiences might be new to consoles, this is something that could make for an interesting addition to the Project Morpheus line-up.
VRFocus will continue to follow Guided Meditation closely, reporting back with the latest updates on it.