Titanfall Devs Bringing New VR Game To Oculus Rift In 2019 (VIDEO)
The game studio behind the popular sci-fi shooter series Titanfall has officially revealed that they will be creating a brand new VR game for the Oculus Rift headset in the year 2019. Respawn Entertainment’s CEO Vince Zampella made the exciting announcement in a video that was played at the Oculus Connect event.
He stated that the way virtual reality really brings players into the game world would be perfect for a shooter game, and he thinks it’s time. Oculus’ Vice President Jason Rubin told fans that as he promised, bigger and better games and franchises would take a dip in that VR pool and this announcement from Respawn can be considered a “down payment on that promise”.
Respawn Entertainment isn’t the only big name coming to virtual reality: companies like Warner Bros, Marvel, and Bethesda are also hopping on the band wagon. Despite this, the VR sales have not been great, but if more companies like these join in the fun, the system is sure to gain more popularity. They can only hope whatever the new VR game from Respawn is, brings in a lot of fans to the Oculus Rift.
While the game remains secret (spoiler: it’s not Titanfall or Star Wars™), our relationship with Oculus is now out in the open. We couldn’t be happier to have such a great partner, and to be building our game on such an amazing platform as the Rift.
There are so many cool parts to making a game in VR, but perhaps the most intense one is emotion. While you know you’re wearing a headset, your brain processes VR on an emotional level. Though you’re in a simulation, you feel like you’re there. It’s all kinds of awesome.
So as a developer, game assets you’ve seen a hundred times on a monitor suddenly become real when you put the headset on. The sense of scale, the sense of presence, there’s nothing else like it. It’s the difference between using your mouse to rotate an object in an editor and walking around it in real life. It is a true privilege to build a game in this kind of immersive world.
Want to see what we’re doing? Join Respawn’s early-access program by clicking here! We’re a growing studio, hiring across multiple disciplines and games. So if you like giant robots, the Force, secret projects, or just want to work at the world’s greatest studio, apply today.
We need to go dark again, but we can’t wait to tell you more about our game.”
Don’t get your hopes up for the new VR game to be Titanfall related, because a spokesperson for Respawn said the game is secret, but it’s “not Titanfall or Star Wars”. Which companies and franchises would you like to see make their way to virtual reality? Let us know in the comment section below and then make sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter to stay updated on all the hottest gaming and pop culture news 24/7! Did you hear that Xbox boss Phil Spencer said Sony joining in on Cross-Play is a “lost cause”? Read all about it right here!
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