UK-based studio Frontier Developments continues to push on at full steam with its virtual reality (VR) compatible space simulation title, Elite: Dangerous. The Beta testing phase for the latest update to the videogame, titled Powerplay, is due to launch today, with a full release not too far behind. The developer also recently released a Mac version of the title and is working on another port to Microsoft’s Xbox One console. With so much going on in the Elite: Dangerous world, Frontier Developments will likely have plenty to share at E3 next month.
The team has recently confirmed that it will be heading to the event in Los Angeles from 16th – 18th June 2015 with Elite: Dangerous in tow. While the title, which supports the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD), will be available on the show floor, Frontier Developments will also be appearing at the recently announced PC Gaming Show on 16th June, where it has confirmed that it will be revealing its next original self-published title. It’s not yet clear if this title could also support VR devices.
E3 is expected to be a big show for VR as a whole, with Oculus VR set to hold its own press conference on the consumer Oculus Rift on 11th June while Sony Computer Entertainment will be further detailing its Project Morpheus HMD for PlayStation 4 at its own show on 15th June. As for Elite: Dangerous, the title has a bright future with the technology, as founder David Braben recently confirmed to VRFocus that the team will be supporting VR kits to release in the future. This could well mean that support for the HTC Vive HMD is on the way among others.
VRFocus will be at E3 itself to deliver all of the latest updates on VR technology and compatible videogames.