Motorsport Revolution Now With Oculus DK2 Support
Today Austin based virtual reality studio, Ghost Machine, announced a major update to its Motorsport Revolution racing franchise with support for the Oculus DK2 headset. The new game currently in development is touted as an immersive car racing action game specifically designed for VR racing in mind. The game action, which can now be seen on Ghost Machines website, is reminiscent of popular console racers such as Forza Motorsport and the popular Grid series. An official release of the game is slated for Late 2014; a gameplay video of Motorsport Revolution is included here:
The game currently in alpha can be purchased on the Ghost Machine website. The alpha currently available is playable with both the Legacy DK1 and the newly released DK2 Oculus Rift Development headset, which can be obtained through the Oculus VR website and a standard view version of the game will be offered though the upcoming game beta.
When asked CEO of Ghost Machine, Neal Nellans, was enthusiastic about the new Oculus VR hardware expected to ship this month. "We received our shipment of the new DK2 hardware from Oculus yesterday and the Motorsport team was hard at work to get full native support with positional tracking into the game. The experience is proof of the technological advances that Oculus is making with virtual reality hardware and what players can expect in gaming future", states Nellans.
The Oculus Rift is a virtual-reality headset designed for immersive gaming also in its developmental stages. Its company, Oculus VR, has raised $91 million towards the development of the headset ($2.4 million via Kickstarter). In March, Facebook bought Oculus for $2 billion and plans to make the platform a device applicable in settings beyond the traditional gaming world. This week Oculus began shipping updated DK2 development kits to VR developers around the globe.
Located in the backlot of the Austin Studios production facility, Ghost Machine VR currently has eight virtual-reality games in production, including Final Burn, which challenges players to pilot a F-16 in a dogfight against an alien invasion reminiscent of Hollywood blockbusters.