Radial-G DK2 Demo Being Sent Out This Week
Indie developer Tammeka Games is eager to get its upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible sci-fi racing title, Radial-G, up and running with the Oculus Rift VR headset’s second development kit (DK2) as soon as possible. In fact the team is so eager to take advantage of the new tech that it is already sending out a DK2 compatible build of the videogame’s demo before it has even had a chance to test out the new headset for itself.
Tammeka Games revealed that it would be sending out a PC and Mac compatible DK2 demo to anyone that requests it via email. Of course, players will have to own a DK2 themselves to be able to notice any difference between the new version of the demo and the version that is already available. Those interested can email info[at]radial-g[dot]com and listing which platform they would like to play the demo on.
“We have not been able to test this build on DK2 ourselves as we are also waiting for ours to be shipped,” the developer noted in a Kickstarter update. “Therefore we are looking for feedback from you! Beware: expect bugs!”
The Oculus Rift DK2 improves upon its predecessor, the DK1, with a new 1080p OLED display that reduces latency and includes low persistence technology to combat motion blur. It also boasts new positional tracking technology that utilises a user-facing camera that follows LEDs placed on the headset. This allows players to move their heads up, down, left, right, backwards and forwards and have these movements replicated in an experience.
Radial-G is currently running a Kickstarter campaign where it hopes to raise £50,000 GBP to fund development of the title. There is currently 11 days left until the campaign’s 2nd August 2014 closure. The title also hopes to come to PlayStation 4 with support for the Project Morpheus VR headset. VRFocus will continue to follow Radial-G‘s progress going forward, reporting back with any further updates.