Ghost Machine Games Coming to Samsung Gear VR
Today Austin based virtual reality studio, Ghost Machine, announced a commitment to bring it's line of VR based games to the newly announced Samsung Gear VR headset. The new mobile VR display announced today from Samsung is touted as an immersive high resolution VR experience available soon to existing owners of the Note 4 mobile phone with additional devices TBA. Ghost Machine, currently has several VR games currently in production. Most notably Motorsport Revolution, an immersive arcade racer and Final Burn, an action packed flight simulator where you defend earth against an alien invasion.
The PC version of the game currently in alpha can be purchased on the Ghost Machine website. Game alphas are 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 with Samsung Gear VR compatible versions on the release horizon.
When asked CEO of Ghost Machine, Neal Nellans, was enthusiastic about the new Samsung VR initiative and rapid VR expansion. "As soon as we heard of the partnership between VR pioneers Oculus and the mobile hardware leader Samsung, we've been planning and designing optimized VR experiences with the mobile market in mind", states Nellans. "The ability to (potentially) reach an entirely different audience that can experience VR is a truly exciting opportunity", Nellans suggested.
The Samsung Gear VR delivers an unrivaled viewing experience with the 5.7 inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display of the Galaxy Note 4 providing stunning and engaging visuals at a mobile-leading resolution. The Gear VR software partner, Oculus, a facebook (NASDAQ: FB) company, is revolutionizing the way people experience video games and other digital content. The company's first product, the highly anticipated Oculus Rift, is a virtual reality headset that allows players to step inside the game.
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.