I’ve always thought that more VR games should have survival mechanics. The genre lends itself so well to the immersion afforded from the VR medium and the sense of isolation needed to really inspire survival instincts is unrivaled. Luckily a handful of titles like ARK: Survival Evolved and The Solus Project are holding the torch for the time being.
The Solus Project from Grip Digital and Teotl Studios is a bit different, however, in that it is actually a very narrative-focused survival game. You’re tasked with exploring a seemingly uninhabitable planet as you’re stranded and searching for a way to send a signal back home. As a non-VR game first, the developers have done an admirable job adapting the experience for VR interfaces. It received PC VR support on Steam several months ago, but is just now today releasing on both standard PS4 and PSVR displays.
“VR support was an important part of development throughout The Solus Project, and with the upcoming release on consoles, players will get to experience this for the first time on PS4 with PlayStation VR,” reads a prepared statement from both companies. “The Solus Project is promising to provide a unique VR experience to those who want to explore with PlayStation VR.”
We’ll have more thoughts on The Solus Project’s development and how it turned out for VR devices in the coming days. You can find it on the PSN store today for $19.99. In the meantime, let us know what you think of the game down in the comments below!