Fans of the Gear VR mobile virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) were treated to a small surprise at E3 2015 earlier this year when it was revealed that popular mobile spin-off, Hitman: Go would be coming to the device. Developer Square Enix Montréal is bringing the full experience to the HMD complete with a new controller scheme and more. But does the developer have plans for VR beyond this port? That could well be the case.
Square Enix Montréal Studio Head Patrick Naud said as much in a recent interview with Oculus VR, shown at the Oculus Connect 2 developer conference. “Well for us it was important to get the sense that you’re playing a Hitman game,” Naud said of making the project. “Hitman is about– at its core it’s a game where you have to be the cleverest, where you have to find clever solutions to puzzles. You need to get your target while not being seen by guys trying to find you. So we felt that, just in VR, being able to look at the whole scene, so looking at it from all the different angles gives you an even deeper experience.”
When asked if the developer could continue to work in VR, Naud replied: “For me, I’m just extremely proud of what we’ve been able to achieve with Hitman: Go. We had and brought it to a completely different way to play it. And, yes, we love VR and we’ll see what we do next with it.”
Hitman: Go isn’t actually available on Gear VR yet although, judging by what VRFocus saw of the title at PAX Prime 2015 earlier in the year, it hopefully isn’t too far out. VRFocus will continue to follow Hitman: Go closely, reporting back with the latest updates on the title.