By now it’s becoming more of a surprise when a developer working on the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) announces that it isn’t bringing its projects to Valve and HTC’s Vive PC-based HMD as well. All the same, it’s always encouraging to hear that some teams are making that jump. Joining the list of HTC Vive developers today is UK-based studio Opposable Games, which has confirmed that its anticipated VR strategy title, Salvaged, will be coming to the upcoming device.
A video of Opposable Games unboxing its first HTC Vive development kits can be seen below along with some images of the team quite literally getting to grips with the kit. The team hasn’t yet mentioned if and how it will integrate some of the unique features of the HTC Vive, made possible by Valve’s Steam VR system. This includes the Room Scale user tracking, which allows players to walk around an area of up to 15 feet by 15 feet and have those movements replicated in-game.
Salvaged itself was reintroduced this year, having fallen short of Kickstarter crowd-funding back in 2014. Now ‘reborn‘ with an increased emphasis on story and a switch to ‘SWAT style’ shooting, the title casts players as Commander Alex Pieterson as she guides a team of soldiers through alien-infested wrecks of gigantic spaceships, searching for resources as implied in the name. VR allows players to essentially multitask, providing them with multiple monitors to survey and issue commands from. Earlier in the year Salvaged passed a Steam Greenlight campaign.
A final launch date for the title is yet to be revealed, VRFocus will continue to follow Salvaged closely, reporting back with any further updates on its progress.