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Unreal Engine 4 Rollercoaster Hits Oculus Share

Back in April 2014 an indie developer going by the name of Teddy released a simply virtual reality (VR) compatible demo based on Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4 to celebrate the release of the toolset. The demo is a simple piece in which users ride a miniature rollercoaster around a living room. Now that demo has arrived on the official Oculus VR Share Beta for PC owners to download.

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The experience is currently available for free and should work with both the first and second development kits (DK1 and DK2) for the Oculus Rift VR head-mounted display (HMD). It was designed simply as a testbed for many of Unreal Engine 4’s new features, something that Epic Games itself has showcased on the Oculus Rift with the likes of the Couch Knights demo and other such expertiments.

DK2 support means that Unreal Engine 4 Rollercoaster should work with positional tracking in which a user-facing camera tracks LEDs positioned on the HMD, allowing players to effectively move their heads around in any given experience. It also boasts a 1080p OLED display which low persistence and low latency. VRFocus will continue to follow any and all applications of the Oculus Rift, report back with any further updates.