Loading Human Dev: ‘the word ‘game’ might be reductive’ to VR
The arrival of virtual reality (VR) technology is set to bring about entirely new forms of digital interaction. Videogames will be able to be experienced like never before, meaning developers are working in entirely new fields. One team doing this is Untold Games, the studio behind upcoming story-based VR adventure, Loading Human. In fact, studio CEO Flavio Parenti thinks that even using the term ‘game’ to describe some VR experiences ‘might be reductive’.
Parenti said as much in a recent interview with PlayStation LifeStyle. “We are developing Loading Human only for VR, and there is a reason to it,” he explained. “Like I said earlier, VR is a paradigm shift, and like every new Language, it requires a new grammar, new ways of designing games, new perspectives. I mean, even the word “game” might be reductive in a VR environment. So yes, if you want to make good VR, you have to think for VR.”
VRFocus recently spoke to Parenti itself, where he also talked about the problems with simply defining a VR experience as one genre or another. The title is on its way to the PlayStation VR head-mounted display (HMD) for PlayStation 4, using the PlayStation Move motion controllers. The episodic series is also coming to the Oculus Rift and may also arrive on the HTC Vive in the future.
VRFocus will continue to follow Loading Human closely, reporting back with the latest updates.