One-man VR development force E McNeill released his third game onto Gear VR last week, but his original project is finally coming to PlayStation VR, too.
As announced over on the PlayStation Blog, Darknet, the developer’s futuristic hacking-based puzzle game, is making its way from Gear VR and Oculus Rift over to Sony’s system at some point in early 2017. The experience has you accessing nodes to strategically take them over. Like all of McNeill’s games, its a neon-enthused nod to some of the science fiction that dreamt of VR before it was really here, and it pulls it off with style.
Waddle Home developer Archiact is publishing the game on PlayStation 4. In addition to porting it, the team is adding audio integration with the console’s DualShock 4 (though we typically play PS VR with headphones on) and new art. Based on the trailer above, the PS VR version will also bring the DualShock 4 itself into the game world.
VR veterans will remember that Darknet was the first full game to release on Gear VR back when the headset released as an Innovator’s Edition in late 2014, having originally been conceived in an Oculus VR Jam. McNeill even released the entire experience for free, as Gear didn’t actually allow customers to pay for products in its first few months. Since then the developer also released sci-fi strategy Tactera [Review: 7/10] on follow-up Skylight [Review: 7.5/10] onto the mobile headset. We’ve asked the team if those games might make it over too.
News of new PS VR games will be welcomed by early adopters, as it’s been a fair few weeks since a new game has released on the kit. Hopefully ports such as this can help keep the headset fuelled with new content; there’s plenty of Rift, Vive, and Gear games we’d want to see on the platform.
A full release date Darknet‘s PS VR port hasn’t been shared, but expect to be playing this one within the next few months.