IRIS VR, the studio behind TECHNOLUST (2016), introduced that its long-awaited open world cyberpunk journey LOW-FI is slated to launch someday this yr on PlayStation 5, PSVR 2, and PC VR headsets by way of Steam and the Meta PC platform.
Replace (March tenth, 2023): It’s been practically two years since IRIS VR introduced a PS5 model was coming, which initially was set to reach someday in 2021. Now studio head Blair Renaud says in a tweet that LOW-FI is formally coming to PS5 and PSVR 2 this yr. You’ll be able to wishlist it on the PlayStation Retailer right here.
The nonetheless in-development sport has been obtainable for buy on PC and PC VR headsets for a while by way of the sport’s itch.io, nonetheless Renaud additionally says we must always count on to see it on Steam and the Meta PC platform in 2023 as effectively. You’ll be able to wishlist it on Steam right here.
In the event you haven’t adopted together with the undertaking, right here’s an outline courtesy of IRIS VR:
Because the participant, you’re “low-fi”, the road identify given to those that can not merge with the platform, a ubiquitous digital actuality simulation the place a lot of the inhabitants now stay their lives. You’re a police officer and have been transferred to a very crime ridden part of city-block 303. The one inhabitants of notice in your jurisdiction are different low-fi, and the human intelligence (or decrease) synthetic life types who’ve remained among the many residents after the AI singularity.
The unique article asserting LOW-FI’s PS5 availability follows beneath. We’ve additionally included the newest trailer beneath this replace:
Unique Article (June twelfth, 2020): A profitable Kickstarter marketing campaign late final yr helped get LOW-FI off the bottom, having garnered IRIS VR over $80,000 USD. On the time, it was pitched as a VR-native sport deliberately constructed from the ground-up for PC VR headsets and “next-gen PSVR.”
The sport’s developer, Blair Renaud, says that anybody can pre-order the PC model now, which provides you early entry on SteamVR headsets. On the time of this writing the pre-release PC VR model prices $35 USD.
And it’s actually an bold enterprise, boasting an enormous, non-linear open world, “a whole bunch” of crimes and tales to resolve and discover, branching narratives, and dialogue from what the studio says might be “photo-realistic NPCs.”
Whereas the sport’s creator appears pretty sure of LOW-FI’s 2021 launch window (see replace), Sony hasn’t truly launched phrase on when a next-gen follow-up to the PSVR is about to reach.
We do nonetheless know that the present PSVR might be appropriate with PS5 when the console launches vacation 2020, so upcoming VR releases for PS5 don’t essentially point out any implied time-frame for a potential PSVR 2.