While many gamers consider PlayStation Home to be a bit of a flop, the online plaza has enabled a number of companies to grow at a rapid rate over the past five or so years. One such outfit is nDreams, the British-based developer behind the virtual world’s free-to-play Aurora space. However, as the online service teeters towards irrelevancy, the Farnborough firm is now turning its attention to the future – and the PlayStation 4.
“I’m delighted to be able to officially announce that we are working on a PS4 title, which will launch in 2014,” said company CEO Patrick O’Luanaigh as part of a message to stakeholders. “More details will follow next year, but it’s the most ambitious game that we have ever created, and we can’t wait to reveal more about it – it’s going to be something truly special.”
Fascinatingly, in addition to its work on PlayStation Home, the studio has also been experimenting with Oculus Rift, creating the popular SkyDIEving demo for the virtual reality peripheral. With Sony rumoured to be hard at work on a headset of its own, we can’t help but wonder if the platform holder may have enlisted the developer to come up with some software to support the device.
Either way, the company’s not entirely done with PlayStation Home just yet. “Equally important will be our continuing support of [the virtual world] with a host of new items, outfits, spaces, games, and some exciting new technology,” continued O’Luanaigh. “We’re very proud to have had over 14 million visits to Aurora since it started, and we’re planning several new updates to Aurora for 2014 along with some surprises.” You better practice your Running Man performance, then.