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Unity to Showcase 3 VR Devs at Gamescom

Unity Technologies often host software titles from a number of studios at their tradeshow presentations with the intention of demonstrating the variety of design techniques that can be implemented with their latest engine build, Unity 5. This year’s Gamescom, Cologne, taking place next month, will be no different, as VRFocus has learned that the engine provider will be showcasing 3 development studios across the open business days.

A different developer will be showcased each day, beginning with Coatsink’s Esper on Wednesday, 5th August 2015. Epser is a puzzle videogame played from the first-person perspective, in which the player is granted telekinect powers with which to move objects around predetermined mazes. Esper is currently available for Gear VR and has also been championed by Oculus VR as one of the initial launch titles for the consumer version of the Oculus Rift, though it’s not yet known which version will be available on Unity Technology’s booth at Gamescom next month.

Esper Oculus Rift Screenshots

The title that will be offered on Thursday, 6th August, is somewhat of a surprise. Krillbite Studios have not shied away from the troubles they’ve had implementing virtual reality (VR) compatibility in the popular Among the Sleep, and yet here it is on Unity Technology’s line-up. The title is already available for PC and is coming soon to PlayStation 4, however the Oculus Rift compatibility has seen significant updates since launch and Krillbite Studios remain tight-lipped about potential Project Morpheus support.

Friday, 7th August will play host to Tammeka Games’ Radial-G: Racing Revolved. Regular readers of VRFocus will be very familiar with Radial-G: Racing Revolved and it’s presentation across multiple formats and head-mounted displays (HMDs). Again, which version will be showcased at Gamescom is not yet known, but VRFocus is certain that the most recent update, launched last week, will be available for those who have not yet adopted the videogame via Steam Early Access.

Radial-G: Racing Revolved Screenshot

All three of these titles will be hosted on a special ‘Virtual Reality Station’ at Unity Technology’s booth during the open business days at Gamescom next month. More VR developers are revealing their Gamescom wares as the event approaches, and VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest details.