Last week VRFocus reported on the news that indie developer Krillbite Studios had decided to stop working on virtual reality (VR) support for its popular horror experience, Among the Sleep. Although the title already features support for the Oculus Rift’s first development kit (DK1), the group struggled to successfully implement the second development kit (DK2) comfortably, thus ceased work on it. As expected, this also means that the developer will no longer support the PlayStation VR head-mounted display (HMD) in the upcoming PlayStation 4 version, but all hope is not lost for VR fans.
Replying to a comment asking after the support on a PlayStation Blog post that recently confirmed the console version’s 10th December 2015 release date, Krillbite Studios’ Kristina Halvorsen wrote: “Hi! No, sorry, that is not in development anymore. If you would like to read our reasons you can check out the dev blog; krillbite.com/2015/09/21/we-are-stopping-vr-development-here-is-why-2/ We want to make a stand alone VR version, you can read about that as well. Cheers!”
In its original blog post, the developer had mentioned the possibility of making a new VR demo. “We are now considering using assets from the game for a smaller and more focused VR-demo,” the team wrote. “A tight and focused experience tailored for VR. It will be a small part of the game, stand alone from the rest of the story, but a much better VR-experience than the original game forced into virtual reality.” It’s yet to be confirmed if the team will indeed persist with this version.
VRFocus will continue to follow Among the Sleep closely, reporting back with any more VR-related updates on the project.