Earlier in the week VRFocus reported on news that Mindfield Games’ Pollen had hit Steam Greenlight, seeking approval to be sold on Valve’s digital PC store come full release. At the same time the developer revealed new story details about the first-person adventure, which supports virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays (HMDs), as well as a new trailer. These updates have obviously had the intended effect, as Pollen has already passed its Steam Greenlight campaign, paving the way for the full launch in early 2016.
“We’ve been blown away with the feedback from the Steam community, the overwhelming positive comments and the fact that P.O.L.L.E.N has been Greenlit in a record-breaking 36 hours,” Olli Sinerma, Co-Founder of Mindfield Games, said of the news. “In P.O.L.L.E.N we chose to do first person virtual reality where you will no longer be playing a game – you are inside it. The 86% of yes votes on Greenlight shows that people want to experience this too.” Although this news refers to the PC version of Pollen, the title is also heading to the PlayStation 4 later on next year.
Pollen will launch with support for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive and will also add support for PlayStation VR to the upcoming console version. The title is set on Titan, the largest moon on Saturn, and takes places in an alternate universe in which President John F. Kennedy survives the historic attempt on his life, and relations between the USA and Russia patching up to the point that they work together in the space race. Players will explore ‘Station M’, a facility that appears deserted, investigating what happened to its crew.
VRFocus will continue to follow Pollen closely, reporting back with the latest updates on its progress.