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Archiact and E McNeill Roll Out “VR Optional” Update for Darknet on PlayStation 4

In March publisher Archiact and developer E McNeill released strategy/puzzle title Darknet for PlayStation VR. Now they’ve expanded support so the PlayStation 4 owners who don’t have the headset can still play the award-winning videogame.

The “VR Optional” update not only means regular PlayStation 4 players get to play as an elite hacker, those with PlayStation VR can now switch instantly between virtual reality (VR) and non-VR gaming. DualShock 4 controller support remains consistent throughout.

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“This is one of those opportunities that just made too much sense to pass on,” said Kevin Chorney, Senior Producer at Archiact. “We’ve brought the iconic visuals and mechanics of Darknet’s VR experience to traditional platforms, while retaining the depth and challenge of gameplay that has made the game such a definitive VR title.”

Originally released for Samsung Gear VR in 2015 before coming to HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR and Google Daydream this year, Darknet’s puzzles revolve around you contracting out your hacking skills to retrieve data from the world’s most secure networks. Diving into the Net, you must install viruses, inject code, and hack your way through cybersecurity in an experience inspired by a classic cyberpunk vision of the future.

E McNeill hasn’t just been busy expanding support for Darknet, he’s also created two other strategy titles, Tactera and most recently Skylight

Darknet is available through the PlayStation.Store for £8.99 GBP/$14.99 USD. For any further updates, keep reading VRFocus.