Yesterday saw Solfar Studios launch its next virtual reality (VR), In Death, via Early Access on both Oculus Store and Steam. Supporting Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows Mixed Reality headsets, the rogue-like first-person shooter (FPS) takes place in the afterlife with players having to take on hordes of enemies with just a bow and some arrows. When originally announced back in December the studio hinted at the possibility of a PlayStation VR version, only confirming the PC versions at the time. Today, VRFocus can confirm that work has begun on a version for Sony Interactive Entertainment’s (SIEs) headset.
The confirmation came via Twitter with the studio responding to a comment about PlayStation VR: “Yes, we are actively developing for PSVR. More news as we have it.” said the tweet.
So while that’s good news for PlayStation VR owners an actual launch date maybe somewhere off. As Early Access is popular on PC and with developers looking for feedback from players it’s more than likely that a PlayStation VR version will arrive around the same time the videogame leaves Early Access and not before.
Regarding when that might be, on the Steam listing the studio note: “We have not yet set a target launch date, but will move from Early Access to full Release once we feel the game is ready. We hope to complete that journey during 2018.”
Since yesterday’s launch In Death has already seen a positive response from players on Steam and Oculus Store. VRFocus’ preview was also complimentary, saying: “For a title that’s in Early Access In Death already feels like the finished article. Seeing that it looks good and plays smoothly – no bugs or glitches presented themselves – Solfar Studios has already done a commendable job, certainly attracting the interest of the more hardcore Oculus Rift player base.”
While PlayStation VR owners will have to wait, for those that own Oculus Rift, HTC Vive or a Windows Mixed Reality headset In Death is currently available with a 10 percent discount for launch week, dropping the cost from £15.49 GBP to £13.94. As further details on In Death’s development – and PlayStation VR support – are released VRFocus will keep you updated.