Respawn Shows VR Warfare Game on Oculus Rift
Respawn Entertainment might be coming back to its first-person shooter origins but this time it will do so in Virtual Reality for the Oculus Rift headset.
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Respawn Entertainment, the same development team of Titanfall, is working on a new VR title in a partnership with Oculus, as both companies announced recently. The first-person combat experience is aiming for a 2019 release.
Respawn announced the partnership in a video and it took the opportunity to say the development team wants to depict how it really feels like being a soldier in combat in a more realistic and fully fleshed way.
“The combat experience in VR really gives you the chance to experience life closer to what a soldier would experience in real combat. It gives you more of that feeling of paranoia … and that tension.” Said Vince Zampella, Respawn co-founder.
Respawn’s Peter Hirschmann says that the upcoming Virtual Reality title won’t be a Titanfall game, and it won’t be the previously announced Star Wars project either. From the looks of it, the VR game maybe more based in reality because Respawn shows live-action footage from real-world conflicts.
Not many details were given about the name or the game itself but the video clip ends with a big “2019”. While some people might see it as an impossible close date for such a big production, we must take into account that Respawn has had an Oculus Rift development kit since 2013, so it is actually a very feasible release date.
“We’re so excited to be working on a game that’s going to make an impact on the industry,” Said Jon Shiring from Respawn. Shiring is one of the architects behind Titanfall’s network structure, so he knows what he’s talking about when he makes such a bold claim.