PlayStation Home turned PS4 developer nDreams are working on titles for the PlayStation 4 and Oculus Rift. Announced in their newsletter that was issued today the below screenshot “has been taken from an early prototype of our newly announced PS4 title”. There’s not much information on this project just yet, but it will launch in 2014 and they promise an “amazing experience”.
However, this stakeholder letter also includes the above screenshot.
That’s where things get interesting. Below the screenshot – the same one used for their PS4 title – is the text, “A screenshot from one of our VR prototypes”.
The way they’ve worded it elsewhere, with “we are also working on a title for the Oculus Rift”, makes it seem as though it might be a different game for Oculus, but nowhere do they say that it’s an entirely different project.
So, if that screenshot is both from a VR project and their PS4 title, could that mean we’ll see Sony’s long-rumoured (and recently patented) virtual reality headset this year? nDreams’ CEO seems to be very excited about how the technology will advance this year:
“VR is an area of technology that we believe will finally come of age in 2014, and you’ll see us investing a great deal of time and money into it.”
They’ve also “started work on some very ambitious and exciting projects”. Of course, this could just mean that they’re working on a standard game for PS4 and only the PC version will have VR support a la War Thunder, but the fact that they’ve used the same screenshot to show their PS4 title and VR project is either extremely exciting or just someone lazily using the same screenshot for two versions of a game.
We’ve contacted nDreams for comment.