Fun fact: Farnborough-based games developer nDreams got its start making content for PlayStation Home, including the virtual world’s first ever augmented reality game, Xi. Since then, it’s become a bit of a PSVR powerhouse, creating titles like Fracked and The Assembly. And, having secured a substantial round of funding, it’s now turning its attention to next-gen, PSVR2 titles.
“This is a pivotal moment for nDreams,” said a chuffed CEO Patrick O’Luanaigh of the $35 million investment from newly established firm Aonic. “As VR continues its trajectory towards becoming a truly mass-market technology, this is the rocket fuel needed to accelerate our rapid growth and take advantage of the many opportunities that continue to come our way.”
According to nDreams its “strongest lineup is still ahead”, and that includes “exciting future projects already in development, including next-gen games for the much-anticipated PSVR2”. We reckon a Fracked port is nailed-on, but it’ll be interesting to see what else the UK team has in the pipeline. Given its close historical relationship with Sony, don’t be surprised if there’s some kind of timed exclusivity involved here.