When it comes to virtual reality (VR) development, both the Unity Engine and Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4 have proven exceedingly popular tools for teams. Now another major engine is making a bid for VR development in Crytek’s CryEngine 3. The developer, well known for its graphical prowess with titles such as Crysis, has revealed a brand new VR demo to showcase its support at this week’s Gamescom 2014 in Colgone, Germany.
The demo, which lets players walk through a wooded environment with helicopters flying over, uses the Oculus Rift VR head-mounted display’s (HMD) second development kit (DK2). It’s a linear piece that shows off the engine’s potential to combine VR support with high graphical fidelity. VRFocus recently got to try the demo out and will be bringing you more coverage soon. For now, Crytek confirmed that the demo was running at 100 frames per second and locked to DK2’s 75hz. The demo was built by a small team in the company’s Frankfurt office.
Certain examples of virtual reality (VR) with CryEngine 3 can already be seen around the internet. Earlier this week indie developer Johan Pruijs launched a Kickstarter campaign for VR fitness title Porco Grande, using Crytek’s toolset. Will the engine catch on with the larger VR development community? VRFocus will continue to follow any and all news surrounding Crytek’s VR operations, reporting back with any more updates.