|Oculus Rift confirmed for Elite: Dangerous|
|Posted: 10.10.2013 11:12 by Simon Priest||Comments: 1|
Frontier's David Braben confirms Oculus Rift will be fully supported in Elite: Dangerous and made freely available to all backers packing a VR headset. The studio is "excited about the potential" of it.
VR headsets perhaps make the most sense in space or flight simulators because of cockpits. Frontier are "very pleased with the results so far." Elite: Dangerous rose £1.7m via Kickstarter.
Fellow space explorer Star Citizen has also pledged support for Oculus Rift, as it seems a new golden age for space sims is on the horizon - and it's about bloody time.
"We've been playing with the Oculus Rift dev kits and are excited about the potential - just glancing around your cockpit or being totally immersed in a space battle," said Frontier boss David Braben. "Many of our backers have made it clear that they would like Oculus Rift support - and so do we! We're very pleased with the results so far."
The latest developer diary (#6) for Elite: Dangerous posted a week ago and describes the development process of the recently teased Capital Ship Battle, which is the first video below.