As well as unveiling their new Oculus Rift VR headset and Oculus Touch controllers, Oculus VR has also promised to aid virtual reality indie game developers by earmarking $10 million in funds to help smaller studios fund the next big VR experience or game.
Recently Oculus VR announced the winners of its Mobile VR Jam competition that awarded numerous projects that had been designed to run on Samsung’s Gear VR headset which was co-developed with Oculus.
Oculus, Palmer Luckey and Anna Sweet, head of developer strategy for Oculus, explained :
“I am pleased to announce that we will be investing more than $10m toward developing these sorts of innovative, one-of-a-kind, independent games on the Rift,”
“The Rift is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. Whether you’re stepping into your favorite game, watching an immersive VR movie, jumping to a destination on the other side of the world, or just spending time with friends in VR, you’ll feel like you’re really there”
“When you put on the Rift, you’re going to be dropped straight in to Home” although “You can browse the store, stay in touch with your friends and manage your games and downloads without putting the headset on.”
The new consumer version of the Oculus Rift headset is expected to launch early in 2016 and will come bundled with an Xbox One controller. Get a quick taste for some of the game currently under development for the virtual reality headset in the video below.
For more information on the $10 million indie investment and your chance to grab a slice jump over to the Oculus VR site.
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