Independent development studio nDreams yesterday re-announced their forthcoming adventure videogame The Assembly, currently in development for Oculus Rift, Project Morpheus for PlayStation 4 and the Valve/HTC collaboration, Vive. Today the company has confirmed to VRFocus that they will be holding private demos of the videogame utilising the most recent Oculus Rift prototype, Crescent Bay, at this month’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Los Angeles.
The Assembly marks the start of a what will hopefully become a long line of high quality videogame titles designed specifically for virtual reality (VR). While the past two years have birthed some amazing experiences and technical demonstrations, as well as mobile VR, full videogame titles have not been the priority. With release windows for Vive, Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus now revealed this is likely to change.
The Crescent Bay prototype, originally revealed at Oculus Connect, September 2014, is a significant step ahead of the currently available development kit models of the head-mounted display (HMD). Featuring more accurate head- and positional-tracking as well as head-related transfer function (HRTF) audio, the Crescent Bay prototype is said to be ‘very close’ to the consumer edition of the Oculus Rift which is expected to be revealed at Oculus VR’s pre-E3 press conference taking place in San Francisco next week.
The revelation that nDreams will be offering previews of their latest project on Crescent Bay at E3 yet will not be hosted by Oculus VR themselves leads to speculation that other developers may also have access to the prototype. VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest from nDreams and other developers showcasing their VR titles at E3 this month.