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Born out of  Bullet Train , Epic's first commercial VR game is  Robo Recall

Born out of Bullet Train, Epic's first commercial VR game is Robo Recall

October 6, 2016 | By Alex Wawro

Today Epic Games confirmed plans to ship its first virtual reality game, the robot desctruction sim Robo Recall, early next year -- and the company aims to make it available for free on the Oculus storefront.

This is interesting because it's Epic's inaugural venture into the VR game market. The company has long been experimenting with VR, building a VR interface for its Unreal Engine editor and fleshing out the engine's support for various VR platforms. 

Devs may recall that Epic chief Tim Sweeney took the stage at Oculus Connect last year to debut the company's Bullet Train VR demo, and today Robo Recall was unveiled at this year's Oculus Connect keynote.

The project is a "spiritual successor" to Bullet Train, and Epic is promoting it as being exlicitly designed for the Oculus Rift's soon-to-ship Touch motion controllers

For further insight into how Epic ventured into VR game development to build Bullet Train, check out this recent talk on the topic from Epic's Nick Donaldson.

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