IRIS VR is in the final couple of days of its Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for ambitious virtual reality (VR) experience Low-Fi. The title easily achieved its funding target after a few days, chasing several stretch goals over the course of September. With a couple of days still to go the team has released a big update for backers, detailing more about development and possible future platform support.
Up until now, Low-Fi has been purely designated a PC VR title with an outside chance of PlayStation VR support via a lofty $256k USD stretch goal. While that target is unlikely to be hit – the campaign currently sits at just under $98k – it seems as though IRIS VR has future plans of VR support, just not for the current generation.
The blog post notes: “Another Stretch goal that we can technically say was hit, is PSVR support. Just not on PS4. We will however support the yet unofficially announced next-generation PlayStation console and VR headset when it arrives. The main limitation for us right now is not as much the power of the PS4 as it is the PSMove Controllers. We will undoubtedly be able to support “PS5” VR as we assume Sony will also be updating their controllers for the next generation.
“So, YES! We will support PSVR.”
The PlayStation VR announcements maybe a little premature at this time, what’s not is the Oculus Quest news. The standalone device was another stretch goal at $600k but thanks to Oculus’ announcement last week this is now a real possibility. That announcement was, of course, Oculus Link, allowing Oculus Rift titles to be played on Quest via a USB-C cable.
The team has confirmed that Low-Fi will include finger tracking support on Oculus Touch and Valve Index controllers, and shown another important factor to players, the size of the world. From the start, IRIS VR has been promising a big open-world which players have the freedom to explore as a police officer. In the video below IRIS VR founder Blair Renaud flies through the city, all the way from street level.
Low-Fi already looks very impressive, as further details are released VRFocus will keep you updated.