Opaque Space, a studio working in collaboration with NASA to build space-themed VR experiences, have started experimenting with PSVR.
Update (02/06/18): In a previous version of this article, it was incorrectly reported that studio’s latest experience ‘Earthlight: Spacewalk’ would be coming to PSVR. The developers reached out to us to say they aren’t confirming any plans to port the game to PSVR, but are experimenting with the headset potentially for future projects and not for ‘Earthlight: Spacewalk’.
The article has been modified to reflect this.
Announced back in October 2015, Earthlight, the first-person space simulator from Opaque Space that puts you aboard the International Space Station (ISS), was eventually supposed to come to HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and PSVR. Instead, the developers opted to only release the game in arcades, dubbing it Earthlight Arcade. A consumer version, Earthlight: Spacewalk (2017), released on Viveport for HTC Vive in November 2017.
Jennifer Scheurle, Game Design Lead at Opaque Space, tweeted out recently that the studio is experimenting with PSVR and that she’s “super pleased with how well this runs on PSVR already… was majorly worried about framerate, but it’s gorgeous.”
NASA-used Earth model? Check.
Full ISS exterior? Check.
— Jennifer Scheurle (@Gaohmee) February 1, 2018
Opaque Space created both Earthlight experiences as a result of a multi-year collaboration with NASA. The studio’s latest experience, Earthlight: Spacewalk, takes you through several tasks performed on the ISS which clearly aim to capture authenticity over action.
We’ll be following along with Opaque Space’s latest developments, so check back soon.