Frontier Developments to Implement SteamVR for Elite Dangerous

Today, Frontier Development announced that it will support SteamVR and the HTC Vive virtual reality headset in the PC version of their space MMO Elite: Dangerous.The HTC Vive will be the very first virtual reality headset available to the public, and Elite: Dangerous will support it on PC from launch via a free update available during the Holidays this year.

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Chief Creative Officer, Jonny Watts, said the following about the implementation of the devices: “We’re thrilled to announce SteamVR support as part of the ongoing expansion of Elite: Dangerous. Back in December 2013 we were among the first to support virtual reality with a triple-A game, and for me, exploring, trading and fighting throughout Elite: Dangerous’ 1:1 scale Milky Way remains an unequaled virtual reality experience. We have been working closely with Valve to bring Elite: Dangerous to HTC Vive, and we are delighted with the quality we have been able to achieve.”

Implementing the Vive and SteamVR will further contribute to the experience that Elite: Dangerous delivers, by making players feel like they’re truly taking the helm of an amazing starship. The game is an excellent example of a team leveraging the versatility of the Vive and SteamVR.

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If you happen to be at EGX 2015 this week, you’ll be able to experience a preview of Elite Dangerous and HTC Vive at their respective booths. The gaming convention takes place in Birmingham, UK from Thursday 24 September until Sunday 27 September.

Source: Press Release

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