For those who do not know him, Eric Chahi is a video game designer of French nationality, famous for developing Heart of Darkness and Another World and From Dust in 2011.
After being in the shade, Eric Chahi has announced that this year will bring a new game for PS4 VR.
Another World Creator Éric Chahi Is Back With A PS4 VR Game
Many will wonder what happened to Chahi after the release of From Dust in 2011, according to his own words, he said that he dedicated himself to work in experiments with physics, using animals that could walk alone, he even said that he worked on a project that did not It had nothing to do with video games, but ended up motivating him by saying:
"I had the opportunity to work on an interactive volcano simulator for the prestigious volcano museum on the Reunion Island."
"That was exactly the kind of project I've dreamed about for a long time. I had the opportunity to meet a talented GPU programmer, François Sahy, who is now working on Paper Beast. That year, we studied the theory of volcanoes, observing how the flow of lava flows on a slope. That was inspiring".
While Éric Chahi was working on a reproduction of Piton de la Fournaise, the real volcano began to erupt in the real world, so Chahi and Sahy had the opportunity to visit the site, being able to carry out certain studies and reports, getting from his work his work in the virtual simulation of a volcanic eruption, all this happened in 2014.
Subsequently Chahi focused on his experiments in physics with wandering animals and the experience with virtual reality in a game idea.
The result of all this mix of ingredients became Paper Beast.
The game began to be developed by a team of only 4 people in 2016, "From the beginning, we decided to create a virtual reality game" said Chahi.
"We have this desire to explore a new form of interaction."
"From my beginning, it has always been a virtual reality game, even before the concept of the Paper Beast universe was glimpsed. We made some visual choices complementing virtual reality. We design creatures that look like origami, very angular. These naturally look great in virtual reality with low poly designs. "
"They match very well with our physics system and our universe, which is based on the central idea that Paper Beast's world arose from the Big Data binary soup, this is a virgin land where no one has gone before. Virtual, the player explores a fascinating and peculiar world: a place with vibrant wildlife, where each species has its own behavior ".
"Virtual reality has something special about space, it's the only digital medium in which you can feel the size of a thing: smallness or immensity, objects become tangible, the world has a deep sense of presence, manipulating entities in the 3D space is crazy, especially when it comes to physics. "
It is expected that the release will be made this year and the game will not only be available for PSVR, but also for the regular version of PS4, but the latter will arrive in the year 2020, which makes us presume that the first launch of the game will be should be done between the last quarter of this year more or less.