‘Elite: Dangerous’ Will Get Oculus Rift Support
After seeing the capital ship trailer for ‘Elite: Dangerous’ under a month ago, there’s some new developments for the upcoming Sci-Fi Space-Sim. Frontier Developments, the creator of the ‘Elite’ Series, has announced that it will be supporting the Oculus Rift and implementing it into ‘Elite: Dangerous’.
According to Develop Online, Frontier Developments believes that the Oculus Rift “lends itself perfectly to providing players of ‘Elite: Dangerous’ with a more intense experience.”
Apparently there may be two versions of ‘Elite: Dangerous’, one with Oculus Rift support and one without, because Frontier revealed that the Oculus Rift version of ‘Elite: Dangerous’ will available to the backer’s of ‘Elite: Dangerous’ who happen to have an Oculus Rift at no extra cost. So, backers with an Oculus Rift will receive a version of ‘Elite: Dangerous’ that has been tailored for the hardware, whilst others without an Oculus Rift will get the version of ‘Elite: Dangerous’ that isn’t tailored for the hardware. At least that’s my take on it.
“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 David Braben, CEO of Frontier Developments.
“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.”
‘Elite: Dangerous’, for those who are unaware, is an ambitious space-simulation title by Frontier Developments, and was successfully Kickstarted earlier this year on January 4, and is planned for a 2014 release.
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Chirps to Develop Online. Thank you for reading, and I’ll catch you next time!