Indie developer Decane have launched a demonstration version of the forthcoming Rift Racer, an ‘experimental action racing’ videogame designed specifically for use with the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset. However, in a break from tradition, the Rift Racer demo is compatible with both Windows and Mac OS PCs.
German studio Decane has previously worked on a number of high profile racing titles for Mac OS, Linux, iOS, Windows Phone and Android formats. Rift Racer is the team’s first Oculus Rift project following their meeting with Palmer Luckey in 2012, when they were given the opportunity to use the infamous prototype headset Luckey had built himself.
Rift Racer places the player at the wheel of a fictional yellow sports car with a first person perspective. The demo build includes three tracks: a race track, a city track and the playground. The playground is designed to offer an open area with jumps and explosive barrels to teach the players the basics of control and also provide an opportunity to push their skills on a huge ramp that offers trick opportunities.
The Rift Racer demo can be downloaded via the Oculus Share website now. There is currently no confirmation on what the future holds for Rift Racer – whether or not we’re ever likely to see the demo version built into a commercial product – but VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest details on the title from Decane.