It’s proving hard to keep up with all of the new content that has been announced for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) at Oculus Connect 2 today. Through a combination of on-stage announcements during keynote speeches and reveals from other developers outside of those talks, a healthy list of VR content has been revealed. Among the experiences is a brand new version of Defense Grid 2, the popular tower defence title from Hidden Path Entertainment that’s celebrating its one-year anniversary this week.
The title will be released with Oculus Rift support as Defense Grid 2 Enhanced VR Edition in time for the launch of the consumer Oculus Rift itself in Q1 2016. This includes a rebulit user-interface and new controls that are designed for VR. The original title saw players build a range of towers to fend off hordes of alien enemies, and this core element hasn’t changed here.
“Players have a physical sense of the action around them when playing DG2 in virtual reality,” says Hidden Path Chief Creative Officer, Mark Terrano. “Since you can lean in and look all around your base in the VR edition, we’re hiding secrets and surprises for the people who want to explore a bit while playing.”
Defense Grid 2 is published by 505 Games, the same publisher behind Three One Zero’s VR compatible title, ADR1FT. Defense Grid 2 is also already available on PlayStation 4, though it hasn’t been mentioned if this new version could come to the PlayStation VR HMD, nor the HTC Vive HMD on PC.
VRFocus will continue to follow Defense Grid 2 Enhanced VR Edition, reporting back with the latest updates on the title.