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10th October 2013. Cambridge, UK.
Frontier Developments (AIM: FDEV) today
revealed that it will support the
Oculus Rift virtual reality headset in its
Elite: Dangerous game.
Designed for immersive gaming, Oculus Rift lends itself
perfectly to providing players of Elite: Dangerous with an even
more intense experience.
In addition, Frontier is happy to announce that the Oculus Rift
version of Elite: Dangerous will be available to ALL
backers that have an Oculus Rift headset for no extra cost.
David Braben, CEO of Frontier commented, “We’ve been
playing with the Oculus Rift dev kits and are excited about the
potential – just glancing around your cockpit or being
totally immersed in a space battle. Many of our backers have made
it clear that they would like Oculus Rift support – and so do
we! We’re very pleased with the results so far.”
About Frontier Developments plc.
Frontier Developments plc, listed on the AIM stock market
(ticker: FDEV), is a leading independent game developer founded in
1994 by David Braben, co-author of the seminal ‘Elite’
game. Based in Cambridge, UK and Halifax, Nova
Scotia, Canada, Frontier uses its proprietary ‘Cobra’
game development technology to create innovative games across
videogame consoles, computers, smartphones and
tablets. On 4th January 2013 Frontier raised
£1.7 million via Kickstarter, the crowd funding website, and
its own site to develop Elite: Dangerous. The
studio is also working on a number of other titles, including
‘Zoo Tycoon’ as a launch title for Microsoft’s
new Xbox One console.
About Oculus Rift
Oculus VR™ was founded by Palmer Luckey, a self-described
virtual reality enthusiast and hardware geek. The company raised
over $2.4 million in a Kickstarter campaign to help fund
development of the Oculus Rift, a ground-breaking virtual reality
headset for immersive gaming.