Earlier in February VRFocus reported that popular sci-fi racing experience Radial-G would be heading to this year’s EGX Rezzed event in London, UK. At the time it was assumed that the virtual reality (VR) compatible title would be running with the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD), support for which is already available in the Early Access version of the videogame. As it turns out, that’s not quite the case; Radial-G will in fact be on display with the Open-Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) Hacker Dev Kit.
This marks the debut showing from OSVR in the UK. Revealed in January 2015 at the Consumer Electronics Show, OSVR is a VR ecosystem designed to make developing for the technology as accessible as possible. Spearheaded by Razer, the group consists of developers such as Radial-G‘s Tammeka Games as well as other companies working on VR hardware like Leap Motion and compatible videogame engines such as Unreal Engine 4. The OSVR Hacker Dev Kit is a printable HMD designed to allow developers to create for a wider range of HMDs. OSVR will sell the kit itself for $199 USD in June.
Radial-G will also be at the 2015 Game Developers Conference (GDC) next week in San Francisco, California, USA, again running on OSVR hardware. The title is a sci-fi racing experience in which players speed across tubular courses. An Early Access version of the videogame is currently available on Steam for £9.99 USD with a number of tracks, vehicles and 16-player online multiplayer. The full version of the title is planned for May with 32-player multiplayer. Tammeka Games will be releasing a number of updates for the title in the run up to full launch.
VRFocus will continue to follow both OSVR and Radial-G closely, reporting back with any further updates on them.