Next week sees the launch of one of the most followed virtual reality (VR) titles yet seen in Steel Crate Games’ Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes. The videogame is of course already available on the Gear VR mobile head-mounted display (HMD), but this next release is for PC, with full support for the Oculus Rift’s second development kit (DK2). But what about other platforms? Could VR fans one day see the title running on the HTC Vive as well as the confirmed PlayStation VR version? The developer hopes so.
Studio co-founder Ben Kane said as much in a recent interview with VRFocus. “We’re definitely focusing on Oculus platforms first,” he stated. “So we have a Gear VR version that’s already out, and we’re targeting the DK2. Eventually we’d like to support anything that has decent market share. Like, we want to be on HTC Vive, we plan on supporting CV1, we have a [PlayStation VR] version that we’ve shown off before. Really anything with virtual reality or just the idea of a second set of information, we would like to be there.”
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is a multiplayer VR experience in which one player puts on the given HMD and is presented with a bomb. They must then work with a partner that can’t see the device but instead has a list of instructions on how to diffuse it. Components are randomised, so players must communicate in order to identify the correct procedures to carry out. The title can also be played without a HMD, with one player staring at a monitor that the other cannot see.
VRFocus will continue to follow Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes closely, reporting back with the latest updates on the title.