Last year Cyan Inc. – the team behind puzzle classics Myst and Riven – launched Obduction for PlayStation 4, having released the PC version in 2016 with virtual reality (VR) support for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. The studio said at the time PlayStation VR support was planned, revealing today that it’ll be available next week.
Obduction is a big sci-fi adventure with players able to explore exotic and strange alien worlds, and just like its forebears solve ever increasing puzzles and challenges as they try to make it home. But with each choice made players have to remember that they all have substantial consequences.
The PlayStation VR version of Obduction will be no different to the main console version, with all the bonus content still included.
“When we launched the PlayStation version we were already hard at work on the PS VR version, but we’ve been working to make the experience as good as possible,” said Cyan Inc. founder and CEO Rand Miller in a PlayStation blog post. “It’s especially exciting for us, because there are so many people with PS VR systems who can now experience Obduction in it’s virtual reality glory. VR adds so much of a sense of really being in our worlds.”
Obduction began back in 2013 as a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign looking to raise $1,100,000 USD. The Kickstarter was hugely successful raising just over $1,300,000 and hitting the stretch goal of VR support for the Oculus Rift.
In addition to the PlayStation VR version of Obduction Cyan Inc. has been working on another VR title Firmament. Unveiled in March, the official website merely states: “The game of Firmament is a resplendent, magical, journey — a monumental voyage through four diverse and curious realms, working in concert with an ever-present, clockwork companion, and the support and instruction of a long-dead, ethereal mentor.”
Obduction will be available for PlayStation VR on Tuesday, 8th May. If you already own the PlayStation 4 version it’ll be a free update. As Cyan Inc. reveals further details about its VR projects VRFocus will keep you updated.