It’s been a very long time since we’ve heard from Farpoint developer, Impulse Gear, however the studio hasn’t gone wherever.
A weblog submit on the studio’s web site — the primary in over two and a half years — yesterday confirmed that the staff was alive, kicking and nonetheless engaged on a VR venture. “We’ve been onerous at work exploring the chances of VR, studying from our work on Farpoint, and constructing one thing particular,” the submit reads. “We stay up for sharing extra with you quickly.”
Impulse Gear Working On ‘One thing Particular’
Farpoint itself was a PSVR-exclusive first-person shooter (FPS) and the primary to utilize Sony’s rifle-shaped Intention Controller. We thought it was powerfully immersive, even when the gameplay was on the easy facet. In 2018, practically a yr after the sport’s launch, the studio revealed it was hiring for a brand new ‘AAA VR gaming’ venture. Since then, nevertheless, we’ve heard nary a peep out of Impulse Gear.
The weblog goes on to clarify that the staff had expanded and transfer into a brand new workplace earlier than the COVID-19 pandemic hit, at which level it needed to transition to a distant office. “You’ll be listening to much more from us over the course of the subsequent couple months,” the weblog concludes. “Within the meantime, keep secure and keep in mind: survivors maintain shifting!”
We are able to’t assist however marvel if the staff’s subsequent recreation may additionally be made in partnership with Sony (which printed Farpoint itself). Nevertheless, the way forward for VR on PlayStation is at the moment in query, with no official phrase but on a PSVR 2 headset for the brand new PS5 console and the latest closing of certainly one of Sony’s first-party builders working solely on VR.
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