3rd Eye Studio launched the second installment of its sci-fi thriller series Downward Spiral: Horus Station at the end of May for PC-based virtual reality (VR) headsets HTC Vive, and Oculus Rift. The studio always planned on releasing a version for PlayStation VR and now it has confirmed a launch window.
Last week saw the studio release a blog posting of behind the scenes videos, saying: “We are closing in to the launch of Downward Spiral: Horus Station for PlayStation 4 and PS VR. The version is in the final stages of certification, so only the very last bugs remain to be squashed. That also means that the release is just weeks away.”
The team then went on to clarify the following day via Twitter that those weeks would definitely fall within the month of August. So PlayStation VR fans won’t have too long to wait, although there’s still a specific date to be announced.
Following on from the story of Downward Spiral: Prologue, this second episode continues to take players through a lost vessel abandoned by its crew with 3rd Eye Studios focused on visual storytelling whether in single-player or two player online co-op. Players will have to piece together the plot through observation and interpretation as they navigate the derelict space station’s environmental storytelling.
Downward Spiral: Horus Station's next stop is on PS4 and PSVR in August. Before that check out our our collected highlights from the development. #indiegamedev #history #highlights #screenshotsaturday
— 3rd Eye Studios (@3rdeyestudiosfi) July 14, 2018
VRFocus awarded Downward Spiral: Horus Station four stars in our review, saying: “Downward Spiral: Horus Station does exactly what it needed to, presenting a far grander and more engaging instalment to the VR series. It’s not perfect, with some annoying glitches that really do need to be ironed out. However, the core experience is thoroughly enjoyable and more importantly massive.
As there’s only a few weeks to go until launch, when 3rd Eye Studios do eventually confirm the launch date, VRFocus will let you know.