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Oculus Rift Support Teased for Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Last year saw Czech developer Warhorse Studios pass an immensely successful crowd-funding campaign for an open world role-playing game (RPG) named Kingdom Come: Deliverance. The developer had initially asked for £300,000 GBP but ended up making £1,106,371 via the Kickstarter campaign in order to bring its project to PC and consoles including PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The campaign itself didn’t mention possible virtual reality (VR) support for the title, although the developer has recently suggested that it may be included.

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Speaking with IBTimes Australia, Warhorse Studios’ Ji?í Rýdl revealed that the team has secured development kits for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). Rýdl wouldn’t confirm if this meant VR support would definitely make it into the title, but did state that the studio may have an announcement to make in the future. There wasn’t any mention of possible VR support for the PlayStation 4 version with the Project Morpheus HMD.

Developed with Crytek’s CryEngine, Kingdom Come: Deliverance is intended to be split into three separate acts, set in 1403. Warhorse Studios claims that its title mixes ‘the freedom and mechanics of Skyrim, the setting of Mount and Blade, the storytelling styles of The Witcher and Red Dead Redemption, and the tough combat dynamics of Dark Souls into a single, gorgeous package.’

The first act of Kingdom Come: Deliverance, which is due to initially release on PC, Mac and Linux was recently delayed into 2016, having originally been estimated for a Q4 2015 launch. VRFocus will continue to follow any and all updates surrounding the title’s VR support, reporting back with the latest.