War Thunder developer Gaijin Entertainment has long been a supporter of the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). The device has featured in the team’s popular World War II action title for a while now and recently received support for the second development kit (DK2), adding positional tracking. Of course, War Thunder is also on PlayStation 4, begging the question of if it will support the Project Morpheus VR HMD. That support has been confirmed at this week’s Gamescom in Cologne, Germany.
Gaijin Entertainment is showing off War Thunder running with Project Morpheus behind closed doors at the event. War Thunder allows players to command WW2-era vehicles in online battles. It is currently free to play on both PC and PlayStation 4.
In its current form, Project Morpheus also supports positional tracking as with the Oculus Rift DK2. However while the device also boasts a 1080p display, it’s currently an LCD panel compared to the Oculus Rift’s OLED one that allows for low latency and low-persistence head-tracking. VRFocus will continue to follow the both the HMD and War Thunder going forwards, reporting back with any further updates.