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DRIFT Launching On Oculus Rift Today, Daydream Support Confirmed

Sharpsense, the developer behind Samsung Gear VR title DRIFT, has confirmed to VRFocus that the videogame will arrive for Oculus Rift today and that it’ll also be available at launch for Google’s Daydream View headset.

DRIFT is an award-winning bullet simulator which won Gold at Oculus VR’s Gear VR Game Jam last year. The gameplay revolves around players controlling their movement through a selection of suspended, highly stylised, action scenes, avoiding all the various objects on route to reach the glowing target at the end. As the levels progress, these scenes become evermore hazardous and convoluted. Along the way there are blue crystals to pickup which add points to the overall score as well as refilling the Slow Motion gauge. This can be used to make sections of the level easier, but if players manage to avoid using the option whilst still collecting the crystals in one run they’ll be able to unlock unlimited slow motion for the level.

DRIFT screenshot

In an email to VRFocus, Ferdinand Dervieux, co-founder of Sharpsense, confirmed Daydream View support saying DRIFT is: ‘one of the launch titles for Daydream and will be released in the next few weeks.”

Google officially unveiled Daydream View earlier this month at a small event in California. The head-mounted display (HMD) has been confirmed for a November launch with pre-orders now being taken. The device costs $79 USD/£69 GBP and comes with a remote control to interact with the experiences. As a mobile virtual reality (VR) HMD users will still need a compatible smartphone to use with it, currently Google’s new Pixel phone is the only one available, but more will be on the way from other manufacturers.

VRFocus will continue its coverage of DRIFT, reporting back with any further updates.