IRIS VR, the studio behind TECHNOLUST (2016), today announced that its spiritual successor LOW-FI is slated to launch on PlayStation 5 sometime next year.
A successful Kickstarter campaign late last year helped get LOW-FI off the ground, having garnered IRIS VR over $80,000 USD. At the time, it was pitched as a VR-native game intentionally built from the ground-up for PC VR headsets and “next-gen PSVR.”
The game’s developer, Blair Renaud, says that
future PS5 owners anyone can pre-order the PC version now, which gives you early access on SteamVR headsets. At the time of this writing the pre-release PC VR version costs $35 CAD (~$26).
And it’s certainly an ambitious undertaking, boasting a massive, non-linear open world, “hundreds” of crimes and stories to solve and explore, branching narratives, and dialogue from what the studio says will be “photo-realistic NPCs.”
While the game’s creator seems fairly certain of LOW-FI’s 2021 launch window, Sony hasn’t actually released word on when a next-gen followup to the PSVR is set to arrive.
We do however know that the current PSVR will be compatible with PS5 when the console launches holiday 2020, so upcoming VR releases for PS5 don’t necessarily indicate any implied time frame for a prospective PSVR 2.
Update (2:00 PM ET): Based off a tweet from Renaud, a previous version of this article made the mistake regarding pre-orders, which are in fact only available for the PC VR. The offending bit has been edited to reflect this.