Lots of big developers were announced to be working in virtual reality (VR) today at Oculus VR’s pre-E3 press conference in Los Angeles, California. The likes of Sunset Overdrive developer Insomniac Games were at the show to announce brand new projects such as Edge of Nothing. Also at the event, though not appearing on stage, was Ready At Dawn, the studio behind this year’s PlayStation 4 powerhouse, The Order: 1886. The developer has confirmed to VRFocus that it is indeed working on a VR project right now.
Studio co-founder Ru Weerasuriya has told VRFocus that it is creating a project ‘specifically for VR’. It wasn’t revealed if this meant the title would also be showing up exclusively on the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) or could also arrive on other devices such as the HTC Vive and, of course, the PlayStation 4’s Project Morpheus HMD. The developer has made a name for itself with the visual fidelity of its last title and, hopefully, fans can expect something of this quality to carry through in the VR project. More on the title should be revealed in the near future.
Plenty about the Oculus Rift was revealed at today’s show. Along with other videogames, Oculus VR confirmed that the consumer version of the device, which features two OLED displays, will be shipping with an Xbox One controller. Not only that, but Microsoft’s latest operating system (OS), Windows 10, will allow players to stream Xbox One titles into the Oculus Rift via a virtual cinema of sorts. Finally, Oculus VR announced its long-awaited solution to VR input in a pair of six degree of freedom tracked controllers known as Oculus Touch.
There’s plenty more coverage on the Oculus Rift and all of its compatible videogames to come. Stay tuned to VRFocus for the latest updates on the device.