Last week VRFocus reported that upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible title Kôna had suffered a slight delay. The first part of the crowd-funded videogame, named Kôna: Day One, slipped from November 2015 to January 2016 on PC, although a Beta version will still be arriving this year. Although support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted displays (HMD) has been confirmed already, there’s long been talk of developer Parabole also bringing the experience to the PlayStation 4 with support for the PlayStation VR kit. According to studio, it now seems likely such a port will happen.
Parabole CEO and Kôna producer Alexandre Fiset confirmed as much to VRFocus in an interview that will be published in full later this week. “We met with the Sony guys, they are really interested,” Fiset noted. “They want to send us the [PlayStation VR] kit. I think it’s our fault right now why we don’t have the kit. We have to fill some papers. We can’t confirm yet because we have not signed those papers but it’s still in progress and I think we have a game worth the Sony brand. So it’s only a question of time.”
Kôna is a unique first-person experience set in Northen Quebec. The title casts players as a private investigator named Carl Faubert that’s hired to look into vandalism of a rich industrialist’s summer home within the area. Upon arriving at the scene, however, Faubert finds the entire place deserted. From here players will explore the environment, try to uncover exactly what has happened to the local community. This isn’t a strictly story-based experience, however, as players will have to fend off wild dogs and will be able to drive vehicles and more as they investigate.
VRFocus will continue to follow Kôna closely, reporting back with any further updates on the title’s progress.