Next week sees the 2016 Game Developers Conference (GDC) and first ever Virtual Reality Developers Conference (VRDC) get underway in San Francisco, California. It’s a big week for the virtual reality (VR) industry, then, as it’s one of the latest showcases for both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive head-mounted displays (HMDs) before their respective launches in a few weeks’ time. Oculus VR has a number of plans for the event but now Valve has revealed exactly what it will be showcasing at its booth for the HTC Vive next week, with some surprises in store.
Perhaps the biggest news is that Epic Games’ VR compatible Unreal Editor, revealed earlier this year, will be on display at the show. It was known that the project would get a release date at GDC, but it wasn’t clear that it would be shown running on the HTC Vive.
Elsewhere, there are videogames and experiences aplenty. That includes: Owlchemy Labs’ Job Simulator: The 2050 Archives, Northway Games & Radial Games’ Fantastic Contraption, Google’s Tilt Brush, Lionsgate & Starbreeze’s John Wick: The Impossible Task, Stress Level Zero’s Hover Junkers, Cloudhead Games’ The Gallery, Neat Corporation’s Budget Cuts, Indimo Labs’ Vanishing Realms, VRUnicorns’ #SelfieTennis, VIRZOOM’s Virzoom, Futuretown.io’s Cloudlands Minigolf, I Illusions’ Space Pirate Trainer, Vertigo Games’ Arizona Sunshine, Phosphor Games’ The Brookhaven Experiment, Alientrap’s Modbox, Solfar Studios’ EVEREST VR, Aldin Dynamics’ Waltz of the Wizard, Survios’ Raw Data, Dylan Fitterer’s Audioshield, Penrose Studios’ The Rose and I, InnerspaceVR’s La Peri, Triangular Pixels’ Unseen Diplomacy, Schell Games’s Water Bears, Phaserlock Interactive’s Final Approach, Innervision VR’s Thunderbird, Other Ocean’s Giant Cop, Lightning Rock’s Marble Mountain, WaveVR’s The Wave, Frontier Development’s Elite: Dangerous, Cartoon Network Games & Turbo Button’s Adventure Time, Envelop’s E.V.E., AltVR’s Altspace VR, Minority Media’s Time Machine VR, Giant Army’s Universe Sandbox ², and Cherrypop Games’ Pool Nation.
Simply put, that’s a lot of videogames. VRFocus will be at the show to deliver the latest.