Russian developer Gaijin Entertainment is happily pushing ahead with its virtual reality (VR) support for War Thunder, its popular World War 2-era online combat title. The videogame already supports the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) and plans to support the Project Morpheus HMD for PlayStation 4 upon release. But what about the developer’s other major title, Crossout? Could this car combat experience also support VR in the near future? According to the company, it’s certainly possible.
Gaijin Entertainment CEO Anton Yudintsev said as much in an interview that will be published in full later this week. “At the moment it’s hard to say,” Yudintsev replied when asked about VR support for the title. “There are things in Crossout – you build your own vehicle – and it’s actually easier to do in VR because, again, we don’t do very well at 3D thinking, we just see with our own eyes. At the same time, there’s a lot of small things, numbers and when you create your car you want it not only to be looking great but also efficient.
“So we’ll make experiments on that, but the actual answer will depend on the resolution and the persistency of the device and we just got [Crescent Bay] dev kits so the answer is unfortunately not yet clear. We need a high resolution to basically read the text and numbers and, at the same time, of course virtual reality helps to build creative things,” he concluded.
Crossout uniquely allows players to build their own cars to take into online battles. The extensive customisation system is certainly a fascinating thought for VR, perhaps letting users walk around their vehicle and add to it in a life like fashion. The title is currently in testing phases, though, so it may be some time before the developer makes a definitive decision on VR support.
VRFocus will continue to follow Gaijin Entertainment’s work in VR, and will deliver the full interview with Yudintsev later on in the week.