Last week VRFocus reported on the launch of a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for Overload, a new 6-degree-of-freedom (6-DOF) shooter from Revival Productions. The team is comprised of developers that worked on one of the defining series within this genre, Descent, and are experimenting with virtual reality (VR) support for the project. The Kickstarter campaign page doesn’t reveal exactly which head-mounted displays (HMDs) might be integrated into the project but, recently, the developer has clarified.
According to Overload‘s Matt Toschlog, the studio is looking to integrate both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive into the PC version of the title and PlayStation VR for the PlayStation 4 version. When asked to consider support for the HTC Vive over on the title’s official forums, Toschlog simply replied: “Yep, we’re looking at HTC Vive and plan on supporting it along with Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR.”
Overload is looking to raise some $300,000 USD through its campaign, which draws to a closer on 11th March 2016. Should it reach its funding then it seeks to bring back a genre that’s long been neglected by name developers. It was, however, recently revisited Sigtrap Games with Sublevel Zero, which is also experimenting with VR support. At the time of writing, the campaign for Overload has just passed a third of that goal. If successful, it should launch in March 2017.
Check back with VRFocus for the latest on Overload.