Gear VR’s Vyom: The Combat Adds Support for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+

A couple of months ago indie developer Ojas VR Studios launched its space-based shooter Vyom: The Combat for Samsung Gear VR. Today the team announced support for Samsung’s two new flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S8 and S8+.

With both devices offering more CPU and GPU power thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, this has enabled Ojas VR Studios to graphically improve the virtual reality (VR) title, aiding the user experience.

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Players are put in charge of a heavily armoured spacecraft that’s found itelf stuck inside an asteroid belt. They have to find a way out by destroying anything in their path using a variety of weapons, from machine guns and lasers, to special abilities that can mean success or failure.

Vyom: The Combat is one of the first videogames to confirm specific support for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ handsets. This should continue as developers learn how to leverage the performance they offer, creating smoother, more graphically impressive content.

Samsung officially launched the S8 and S8+ at its Unpacked event in March. That showcase also involved the unveiling of the new Gear VR and its controller, as well as a redesigned Gear 360 camera. The new controller launched on Friday with 20 titles supporting the device on day one, while the Gear 360 features a new body that’s supposed to make it easier to hold.

Yesterday VRFocus reported on Samsung releasing a bundle deal for its ‘Spring Offers’ promotion. For a limited time customers can get a Samsung Galaxy S7, a Gear VR HMD and Gear 360 camera priced at £718 GBP, or the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge bundle is available for £778.

VRFocus will continue its coverage of Samsung and the latest content releases for Gear VR, reporting back with the latest updates.