Crytek Game Company Working On In-House VR Experience
Virtual reality holds lots of potential for gaming. But one gaming company is taking a different step aside from developing VR for games. Crytek, the guys behind some of the well-known video games like the Crysis game series, are making their break into the VR world with an in-house research and development efforts with regards to virtual reality experiences.
It can be recalled that Crytek has demonstrated its versions of Crysis 3 and Ryse: Son of Rome on the Oculus Rift during the 2014 Game Developers Conference. Yet after the success of these game demos, the tech and gaming communities had never heard of any recent updates or news about what Crytek has in store for the future of their games, especially when it comes to virtual reality. But just recently, the gaming company has announced that in preparation for the upcoming 2015 GDC, they are working on their own VR experience demos. Aside from this announcement, no other vital details were known from Crytek, but the tech community can expect a whole lot better demos that can surpass expectations during last year’s GDC. A recap on what Crytek had in store during last year’s GDC is that they were able to leverage the processing power of the Oculus Rift, rendering their CryEngine 3 game engine of the Crysis 3 and Ryse: Son of Rome on the Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 at an astonishing 100 frames per second.
There are reported plans that Crytek will be heading their way to the mobile gaming sector, in addition to their proposed VR experience on the PC platform. At the upcoming 2015 GDC, Crytek is reported to demonstrate their CryEngine on Android, and later on iOS platforms. Even with some bankruptcy rumors, Crytek is determined to bring their technologies on new battlefields. Their reported entry to the mobile gaming world can mean a whole new gold rush for game development, as mobile platforms like Android require a different app framework and a ported version of their existing game technologies.
We still have to see what Crytek has up in its sleeve in the upcoming 2015 GDC.
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