Originally revealed at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Los Angeles, earlier this week, Battlezone is a virtual reality (VR) title based on the classic 1980 title from Atari. The debut of the videogame stated that it was in development for PlayStation 4 and the Project Morpheus head-mounted display (HMD), however it appears as though the title will not be exclusive to Sony Computer Entertainment’s console and VR solution.
Rebellion Developments are considering a non-VR version of Battlezone that would allow for a multitude of additional formats to host a release of the videogame, including Xbox One. However, the studio is yet to confirm which additional formats are being considered for the videogame, according to the official Rebellion Developments website for Battlezone: “Battlezone is a VR title coming to PlayStation 4 and Steam for PC, however Rebellion has always been a multi-platform developer and we’re looking into other platforms too. While we can’t confirm anything yet don’t be surprised if we add to this list in the future.”
The PlayStation 4 has become the home of VR action experiences of late, though there’s no discounting the Oculus Rift, which will release in a similar timeframe early next year. Rebellion Developments hasn’t confirmed that it will support Oculus VR’s HMD, however as stated above a PC version has now been revealed.
“So far we’ve shown Battlezone running on Project Morpheus at the PlayStation E3 booth, but needless to say we’re hugely excited about the potential of VR and are evaluating other platforms as well – though we can’t confirm anything right now,” states the official Rebellion Developments website for Battlezone.
The debut of Battlezone at E3 this week was very well received. VRFocus was at the event and got hands-on with the title, set to bring you a preview in the very near future.