×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Moss’ Now Available on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive

Moss” and the adventures of its diminutive, furry hero Quill arrive on the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift on Thursday, developer Polyarc tells Variety. The game, initially released as a PlayStation VR exclusive earlier this year, will sell for $29.99.

Moss” releases on the two computer-powered virtual reality headsets with better graphics and the ability to use two hands independently in the story-book world. Everything else about the well-received game remains mostly unchanged.

The game was brought over to the two new platforms so soon after its February release on PlayStation VR because the studio said it had always planned to bring the title to them and throughout development ensured it would move over without issue, said Tam Armstrong, Polyarc’s studio director.

All versions of the game will also now have multiple save slots and additional support for Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, and Italian. The PSVR version gets those new slots and languages on June 12.

Armstrong said the game has been doing very well on the PlayStation VR and that he expects it will be just as well received on the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.

“Our goal as a studio is to introduce Quill and her world to as many people as possible,” he said. “We want to do that while staying true to the design of the game.”

That means at least for now, the game won’t be coming to the Samsung Gear VR nor the Oculus Go, both of which lack full tracking.

Polyarc art director Chris Alderson said the studio spent its time since launch watching the reaction to the PSVR version and working on these two new versions.

With the launch of the new versions, the studio plans to initially spend time tracking the reaction players have to it and dealing with any issues that might arise. But they hope to create a sequel for “Moss” down the line.

“We have a lot of enthusiasm coming from fans for what happens next in the story,” Armstrong said. “We’re still figuring out how we can do a sequel.”

He added that the team would be very open to working with PlayStation again. From a narrative perspective, the team has already roughed out the broad ideas of a longer story.

“We spent a lot of development working on world building,” Armstrong said. “We know we want her to discover a larger objective and conclusion to that. It would be at least a few more games. At least a trilogy, although we can imagine it being a lot longer.”

More Gaming

  • harry potter wizards unite

    'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' Off to Slower Start Than 'Pokemon Go'

    Niantic’s new location-based augmented reality game “Harry Potter: Wizards Unite” is off to a solid start — but it doesn’t seem to have quite the same momentum as “Pokemon Go” did when it launched 3 years ago. That’s according to initial estimates from app analytics specialist Sensor Tower. “Harry Potter: Wizards Unite” first became available [...]

  • survios at the linq

    Not Just Gambling: Las Vegas Is Becoming a Virtual Reality Hub

    Walk into the Linq on the Las Vegas strip these days, and you might not immediately realize you just stepped into a casino. Instead, you’ll stumble across a series of living-room-like lounge setups, complete with leather couches, big-screen TVs, Xbox Ones and Oculus Go VR headsets. There’s also a bar with a massive wrap-around touch [...]

  • Netflix HQ LA

    Netflix Engineers Developed a Rumble Pack Feature During Latest Hack Day

    A duo of Netflix employees had a unique idea for making the service’s shows even more stirring: They added a rumble pack option to the Netflix app as part of the company’s latest hack day. When watching shows like “Voltron,” the feature makes phones vibrate in sync with the action on the screen, similar to [...]

  • Niantic's Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Game

    ‘Harry Potter: Wizards Unite’ to Launch This Week

    “Pokemon Go” maker Niantic is getting ready to launch its next big game: “Harry Potter: Wizards Unite” is set to launch in June 21, the company revealed in a tweet this week. The worldwide launch of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite begins this Friday, June 21! Keep your eyes peeled and wand ready for more information [...]

  • Sarah Iooss - Twitch

    Twitch Hires Sarah Iooss, Former Mic and Viacom Exec, as Head of North America Sales

    Twitch has tapped Sarah Iooss, most recently EVP of revenue at millennial-news startup Mic, to lead the advertising sales team in North America for the Amazon-owned live-streaming video platform focused on video gaming. Iooss will be based in New York, reporting to chief revenue officer Walker Jacobs, who joined Twitch last fall after serving as [...]

  • littlstar ps4 app

    Littlstar Expands Beyond VR With New PS4 App, Signs Up 30,000 Paying Subscribers (EXCLUSIVE)

    A&E-backed immersive content aggregator Littlstar is expanding beyond virtual reality (VR): The New York-based startup launched a dedicated PlayStation4 app this week, giving users of Sony’s game console access to their personal media libraries, as well as both traditional and 360-degree video content from a variety of publishers. Littlstar also announced that it signed up [...]

  • Game of Thrones Season 8 Production

    'Game of Thrones,' Netflix VFX Among Those to Be Featured in SIGGRAPH Production Talks

    VFX pros behind the final season of “Game of Thrones,” the blockbuster film “Avengers: Endgame,” Pixar’s upcoming “Toy Story 4,” last year’s Oscar-winning “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” Netflix series, including “Stranger Things,” and more will give SIGGRAPH 2019 attendees a behind-the-scenes look at their work during the conference’s Production Sessions. There will even be a [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content