Graphics card manufacturer NVIDIA is a massive supporter of virtual reality (VR) – as it helps to sell products – and one of the ways it does so is through regular launches of Game Ready drivers, ensuring its cards are suitably optimized for the latest videogames. Today’s latest batch of drivers sees dedicated support for Rebellion’s tank-based shooter Battlezone.
While the Game Ready driver is now available for PC users, the actual title hasn’t yet launched. Rebellion held a week long closed beta for Battlezone last month, allowing Oculus Rift and HTC Vive players a glimpse at what’s to come – PlayStation VR owners have been able to enjoy the title since launch day.
Since the beta closed the studio hasn’t revealed when it plans to launch the shooter for PC users, but with the Game Ready driver now available that could occur fairly soon. NVIDIA’s last driver release happened towards the end of April, with Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality, Wilson’s Heart and Batman Arkham VR all featuring. At the time the latter two hadn’t actually launched.
The PC version of Battlezone will see improvements over its console sibling, with updated higher resolution textures and other graphical additions. While Oculus Rift users will also get support for Oculus Touch included.
If you’ve not been following VRFocus’ coverage of Battlezone, its an homage to Atari’s classic 1980 arcade game of the same name, a neon drenched first-person tank warfare videogame which features both single-player and multiplayer modes. There are a variety of tanks available depending on your play style and masses of upgrades on hand to personally tweak vehicles as needed.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Battlezone, reporting back with the latest updates from Rebellion.