Last year saw UK-based indie developer Viewpoint Games announce its first ever videogame in the form of VR Karts. The virtual reality (VR) compatible title has since gone on to launch in Steam Early Access where the developer intends to keep it, providing updates until a full launch later on in the year. Currently VR Karts is only confirmed for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD), but could it also come to the HTC Vive and Project Morpheus? It’s certainly possible, according to Viewpoint Games itself.
VRFocus asked the developer’s Neil Wigfield if it had any confirmation on support for other HMDs at this time. “We don’t at the moment,” Wigfield said in an interview that will be published in full later this week. “The way that we’re approaching it is that we’re making a VR game and we’ll be on any platform that we can get on to. Obviously Vive coming this year is very exciting but we have no solid plans to be on any platform. We’re making a VR game and we’re using Unity so we can port to any platform really. It would be great to be on Vive and Morpheus and all the platforms that are available because we want to make a game that’s approachable to anyone and we want people to recognise the brand and play the brand on any platform.”
VR Karts is a bright, cartoon-esque racer in which players can use VR itself to perform unique actions such as turning 180 degrees to place certain weapons in the path of opponents. The Early Access version of the videogame currently features a handful of tracks and some basic features, although Viewpoint Games is planning to deliver new levels in future updates. Support for online multiplayer is also due to be added in later down the line.
VRFocus will continue to follow VR Karts closely. Check back later in the week for the full interview with