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Meltdown Gets Oculus Support, Other HMDs to Follow

Earlier in the month VRFocus reported on news that developers Phenomenon Games and BulkyPix would be integrating support for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) into its PC top-down action shooter, Meltdown. Support was due to arrive via a free patch. Said patch, titled 1.7, has now arrived along with several other updates to the videogame. The developer has also released a VR FAQ so that fans can easily get the title up and running on their kits.

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Meltdown is a PC and mobile title described as a tactical arcade shooter featuring both single and multiplayer modes. Players are cast as Zed, a solider fighting his way through a space station that’s suffered a system malfunction. Zed can level up and gather loot as he assaults 30 randomly generated levels. Players can pick from three specializations, each with their own skills, and battle three bosses. The Steam version of the experience costs £3.49 GBP.

Along with VR support, update 1.7 also improves Meltdown’s rendering pipeline, melee and rocket collisions, and bandana cloth physics. There’s also some fixes, including one for a broken Fury achievement, XInput crashes and a number of other small changes.

The VR FAQ reveals a number of other facts about the support, including that the developers will be integrating other HMDs ‘in the future’. These devices aren’t named, though could well include the HTC Vive, which is due for release in holiday 2015.

VRFocus will continue to follow Meltdown closely, reporting back with any other updates.