Last year saw indie developer Descendent Studios launch a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for Descent: Underground, a proposed new entry in the classic six-degree-of-free (6DOF) shooter genre. The campaign ended in success, raising some $601,773 USD with the help of 8,164 backers. At the time, the developer confirmed that the eventual release would support virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays (HMDs) but didn’t mention exactly which platforms it was working with. However, it’s now been confirmed exactly which HMDs Descent: Underground will be appearing on.
Following last week’s update to Steam that allows developers to provide much more specific information about their VR support, Descent: Underground‘s Early Access page has confirmed that the title will be supporting both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive as expected. VR support doesn’t seem to be included in the pre-release version of the title, though it’s worth pointing out that it may be worth picking the title up now at it’s had 33% off of its full price taken off until 8th March 2016, which will still give you access to the full title.
The 6DOF genre has seen something of a revival with the help of VR. On top of Descent: Underground, Sigtrap Games is working to add full Oculus Rift support to its own take on the genre with Sublevel Zero, while a Kickstarter campaign for another such project named Overload also recently launched.
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