Since its first announcement all the way back in 2014, VRFocus has extensively covered E McNeill’s much loved virtual reality (VR) title Darknet. The videogame is available on Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, PlayStation VR, an very imminently HTC Vive. McNeill also has a Google Daydream version planned as well.
Darknet will be released on Steam for HTC Vive tomorrow (8th June) – which the developer teased back in March – and there will also be a non-VR version available for those keen to play the hacking title but haven’t taken the plunge into VR.
And for Google Daydream owners there’s good news to. E McNeill has confirmed to VRFocus in an email that: ‘a Daydream version should be launching later this month.’ So keep an eye out for that on the Play Store – VRFocus will let you know a release date once its been finalised.
As if regular readers of VRFocus didn’t know already, Darknet is a strategy/puzzle game that began life as the Grand Prize winner of a VR Jam in 2013. As an elite hacker on the Net, players must plug into cyberspace, using viruses, worms, and exploits to steal the data before their signal gets traced.
Darknet is scheduled for release at 9am PT for HTC Vive. For the launch it’ll be discounted down from $15 USD to $10 for a limited time.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of E McNeill and Darknet, reporting back with any further updates.