Titanfall could add support for Oculus Rift

Respawn says "nothing official yet, but you never know" about new multiplayer game working with virtual reality headset.

Respawn Entertainment's upcoming multiplayer shooter Titanfall could support virtual reality headset Oculus Rift, according to new tweets from the company.

The developer said yesterday it received an Oculus Rift, adding that the technology is "awesome" and "really neat to play with."

Asked if Respawn has any current plans for Titanfall to support Oculus Rift, the company said, "Nothing official yet, but you never know."

Developer Oculus VR recently said that in addition to PC, next-generation smartphones are the company's focus for the technology going forward, not consoles. The headset is currently available at $300 for developers, but has no public release date or price yet.

Titanfall launches in early 2014 for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC. For more, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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ORB1T4LOne
ORB1T4LOne

Explain why "not consoles" ? Why not ? If they think about smartphones, why would they want to deprive us (console gamers) from their amazing tech ? Does that mean we don't deserve it cause we don't always play on PC ? Does it mean Angry Birds players are welcomed to play with this stuff but not us ?

BLaverock
BLaverock

Titanfall SHOULD add support for the Oculus Rift... :)

shidib09
shidib09

Hopefully this is another COD4 meaning revolutionize the FPS genre

freedom01
freedom01 moderator

It might be cool to play through the Oculus Rift, but that thing will make your eyesights even worse.

jark888
jark888

Love to hear love and support for VR tech.

keyb0red
keyb0red

this is going to be awesome




stanknuggetz12
stanknuggetz12

Oculus is gonna be something very special. I've dreamt of VR since I was a child and this will be a great start. I imagine after a few years we will see a oculus rift 2.0 that has a 3d display and we will really be getting closer.

Master_Turismo
Master_Turismo

Get the Virtuix Omni to work with it as well and you got yourself a deal.

DeViLzzz
DeViLzzz

Titanfall is on pc thank goodness.  No need to get the next gen spying ShitBox.

kalipekona
kalipekona

VR is coming, guys. I know some of you don't see it yet, but you will.

AshTrai
AshTrai

That's a no. Just like every1 else :P

still a fad.

NightOfInsomnia
NightOfInsomnia

Not going to lie, this would be friggin awesome. Now walking through the world of skyrim on Oculus Rift would be pretty dope too. I heard they got skyrim to work on the dev kit, but the menus and text do not work. 

rann89
rann89

When someone says "You never know", it means "We don't plan on it, but hinting at the possibility provides free hype for our game".

aovannor
aovannor

This article is ridiculous.. it's the same as someone asking me if I'm off to Spain next year for my holiday/vacation and me saying.. might do, dunno yet. Doesn't mean I'm planning to go to Spain or that I will.

Maybe WoW is getting the Rift.. and CoD BLOPs2? They haven't specifically said they won't be doing it or will be doing it either.. same as almost every game......

Mr_Q_Oz
Mr_Q_Oz

I can't imagine actually gaming on the Rift headset now that I've tried it. It works really well, but the resolution is so low it hurts. Hanging out for version 2. :)

lethargicdonkey
lethargicdonkey

Quick poll people

Oculus rift +mirrors edge

Good idea or just a chance to puke a lot?

offspring94
offspring94

how is this newsworthy?  I "could" develop heat vision like superman.  "you never know."

GenMacG
GenMacG

@ORB1T4LOneonce you grow up you'll understand what it means to make business decisions, with the ressources they have they believe they can make more money by focusing on smartphone users, it's as simple as that

GenMacG
GenMacG

@ORB1T4LOne once you grow up you'll understand what it means to make business decisions, with the ressources they have they believe they can make more money by focusing on smartphone users, it's as simple as that

ORB1T4LOne
ORB1T4LOne

@shidib09 If it doesn't revolutionize the genre, it sure will bring new visions and ideas the for future of FPS games ;) Since CoD, we haven't seen much evolutions and it's a bit annoying, I hope Titanfall leads the path to something new.

kalipekona
kalipekona

@freedom01

No, it won't. It's actually better for your eyes than a traditional 2D display.

From the Oculusvr.com website:

"Will the Oculus Rift cause eye strain after extended use?

The Oculus Rift causes very little eye strain, particularly compared to other standard displays or headmounts.

Normally, when you take a break from using a monitor or TV, the idea is to give your eyes a chance to focus and converge on a distant plane. This is a natural position of rest for your eyes.

With the Oculus Rift, your eyes are actually focused and converged in the distance at all times. It’s a pretty neat optical feature."

kalipekona
kalipekona

@stanknuggetz12 

I'm not sure what you mean by 3D display, as Oculus Rift already has full stereoscopic 3D. And it's the most convincing 3D around.

But you are right, this is only the beginning. Things will continue to evolve from here.

Syphen_bast
Syphen_bast

@rann89Or the possibility to test how much the audience(us) reacts to these rumors.
People shouldn´t be afraid to embrace this, its a new experience! and if it brings more enjoyment to the game community even better! =)

bigmikeOK
bigmikeOK

@aovannor Relax. It's a slow news day and they have to report something. We had a week of Comic Con so we shouldn't be surprised that the industry is taking it easy this week since Comic Con and gaming have become closely tied these last few years. We'll pick back up soon though with the Tokyo Game Show in a couple of months and some other stuff in between and before you know it it'll be time to pick up those fantastic PS4's and Xbox One's that console fanboys are so crazy over.

feathers632
feathers632

@Mr_Q_Oz Wondering if you have sight problem.  Resolution on even the developer kit is far less an issue than people think because of the added dimension you get with stereoscopic 3d.  Small text/menus can be an issue but menus need to be re-engineered anyway for oculus.  I have a close friend who has Oculus dev kit and I also spoke with a VR scientist who told me he'd used very high resolution HMD with resolutions in excess of 1080 and screen resolution is far less important than tracking lag.  I have a feeling that you will have the same complaint when Oculus HD comes.

kalipekona
kalipekona

@Mr_Q_Oz 

I had a different reaction. While the lower resolution of the developer unit isn't ideal, I still enjoy the experience immensely. It's great that the final unit will use at least a 1920 x1080 display, but I would still buy and enjoy the hell out of the current dev unit if that is all that was possible for the consumer model.

kalipekona
kalipekona

@lethargicdonkey

Here's a video somebody put up of Mirror's Edge in the Rift. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9TwZ3jpPoA

Cross your eyes until the two side-by-side images sort of converge in the middle and then let your eyes adjust and relax into it. You will get a 3D effect that gives you a little bit of an idea of what playing Mirror's Edge in the RIft is like. Only imagine that there is no cross-talk between the two eye views and the whole field of view is essentially wrapped around your head.

kalipekona
kalipekona

@lethargicdonkey 

Very good idea. Mirror's Edge was actually one of the games I got to try out in the Rift using the Vireio Perception drivers and it was an amazing experience. Mirror's Edge is basically built for VR.

kalipekona
kalipekona

@offspring94 

Well, it sounds like Titan Fall getting Rift support is a wee bit more likely than you suddenly developing heat vision.

DeViLzzz
DeViLzzz

@e424pd5 Glad because this game will look better on pc and I already have something that will run it.  No need to buy a next gen console = yay if I can keep it that way for awhile after launch.  Heck I have a PS4 pre-ordered now but only planning to resell it.  Point is it is more than just about the ShitBox and why I call it that.

Mr_Q_Oz
Mr_Q_Oz

@kalipekona The "experience" is great, but there's no way I could game on it. 1080p version should be good and I'm looking forward to trying that out.

LiquidGold
LiquidGold

@bankai_456 LOL true, I'm gona wait for an unsuspecting guy to post some thing then put - Comment stolen-  from some random name on the thread LOL that should be funny.

LiquidGold
LiquidGold

@bankai_456  Ya sorry haven't been on, went on holiday to catch the sun, then came back an my account was some how messed up haven't been able to post for like 2 weeks lol I'm back in business now though :)=. You good though dude