In early September 2014 Samsung revealed its Gear VR smartphone-based virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). A wide of range of compatible videogames and experiences were announced surrounding the reveal. Among them was Minotaur Rescue VR, an update of celebrated developer Jeff Minter and the team at Llamasoft’s iOS title that is inspired by the likes of Asteroids. Today is appears as if development of the title has been completed and submitted to Samsung.
“Done our Gear VR submission,” Minter recently wrote on Twitter. At the same time the developer mentioned that he was also looking at Oculus VR submissions, meaning that the title could well be launching on the Oculus Rift in the near future as well. That said, the Gear VR uses Oculus VR software, meaning these submissions could be one and the same. Support for the Oculus Rift has previously been confirmed along with the Project Morpheus HMD on PlayStation 4. Minter has not yet confirmed that the title has been submitted to Oculus.
It’s also important to note Minter doesn’t specifically state that it’s Minotaur Rescue that’s been submitted. It’s known that the developer is bringing tube shooter TxK to both Project Morpheus and Oculus Rift, although a Gear VR version has not been confirmed. That said, Minotaur Rescue is the most likely option, if not another unannounced project. VRFocus will continue to follow the developer’s progress, reporting back with any further updates.