Elite: Dangerous get support for Oculus Rift




Elite: Dangerous get support for Oculus Rift

Frontier Developments, the studio Elite designer David Braben, has announced that Elite: Dangerous The Oculus Rift VR glasses will support. Both projects came from the ground after a successful campaign on Kickstarter.

Eurogamer reports that no additional costs are involved for Kickstarter backers. All the people who have supported project through Kickstarter, and Oculus Rift at their disposal, get the free version with support for the VR goggles. Whether and how many other people have to pay extra is not known. Braben says that developers already experimenting for some time with the glasses and very enthusiastic. With the glasses, players can also look around in the cockpit, this would be especially useful during fights.

David Braben developed along with Ian Bell the original Elite, released in 1984. The game was revolutionary because of its huge open game world, advanced graphics and the use of procedural generation. Using the latter technique, the game world generated and used while playing the game of memory. The game was the inspiration for many game developers and is seen as one of the best games of all time.

At Frontier Developments has a small team of Elite for years: Dangerous worked. Also this game will make extensive use of procedural generation. In November 2012 started the developer a campaign on Kickstarter. The goal of 1.25 million pounds was well met, with other donations, there were 1.7 million pounds, converted two million raised for the development. According to the schedule, the space simulation out in 2014.



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