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The Rift: U.R.I.D.I.S. Up for Unity Awards

A team of students at the ISART Digital school in Paris, France are currently preparing for the nearing release of a new virtual reality (VR) focused flight combat videogame, The Rift: U.R.I.D.I.S.. The team has however already found itself nominated for an award even before the title’s launch. The experience has been recognised in the ‘Best Student Project’ of the Unite Awards 2014.

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The Unite Awards are hosted by videogame development engine company Unity, celebrating titles that have been created with the toolset. Despite the engine providing full support for the Oculus Rift, The Rift: U.R.I.D.I.S. is the only VR compatible title found throughout the expansive list of nominees across all categories. That said Bojan Brbora’s 4pm, which is expected to receive support for the device later down the line, is also up for the same category.

The Rift: U.R.D.I.S. is a first-person dogfighting title in which players sit in the cockpit of a craft and race through canyons at fast speeds while fighting off enemies. The title is currently preparing to launch via both its official website and the Oculus VR Share platform. Though it’s yet to be confirmed, it’s thought that the title will be free to at least some degree, as all releases on Oculus VR’s service have been so far.

The Unite Awards 2014 are set to take place on 21st August in Seattle, Washington. A total of nine different categories are available with each finalist also listed for the community choice award. Will VR see success on the night? VRFocus will continue to follow any and all news surrounding the technology, reporting back with all the latest updates.