While the likes of Oculus VR and Valve are soon set to compete for the best virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD), the fight for the best VR engine is already well underway. Unreal Engine 4 and Unity 5 both made strong appearances at the 2015 Game Developers Conference (GDC) earlier this month but Crytek also impressed with its VR demo of Back to Dinosaur Island. Developed using the studio’s CryEngine and running on the Oculus Rift Crescent Bay prototype, the tech demo made a strong case for choosing Crytek to develop your VR videogame.
VRFocus spoke to Crytek CEO and President Cevat Yerli at GDC to find out more about the company’s work in VR. In the interview below, Yerli discusses Crytek’s beginnings in VR as well as its future. There’s also talk of a potential future for Back to Dinosaur Island or a potential new VR IP.
VRFocus will continue to follow Crytek’s work in VR, reporting back with the latest updates.