Elite Dangerous Developer Frontier focusing on SteamVR

Frontier developments in an interview with Eurogamer, the creators of the Space Flight game Elite Dangerous, says that, they are focusing on SteamVR/ HTC Vive, rather than going with the Oculus Rift as they have found that Oculus SDK difficult to integrate into the game. Developer saying that they have had much more success with Steam VR, so they are focusing on SteamVR. Elite Dangerous horizon already quite popular VR title and developer Frontier saying that Elite is “arguably the world’s leading VR-ready game”.

“We’ve supported VR for a few years now, and Elite Dangerous is arguably the world’s leading VR-ready game. We want to give players the best possible VR experience however they play – it’s something we talked about with Digital Foundry recently – and that means focusing our efforts. Right now, we’ve chosen to focus on SteamVR. We haven’t cut an exclusivity deal with any VR manufacturer, and we’re still working with Oculus on Rift support.”

But they also confirmed that they still plan on supporting both the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive, Frontier says they have no exclusivity agreements with either headset maker.elite-dangerous

“In case people are alarmed by the headline or confused on the details, we thought it best to reiterate what we’ve been saying since the release of the Oculus 0.6 SDK. As quoted in the story, we are actively working with Oculus and will keep the community updated as soon as we are able to do so.

We are keen to support VR in all its forms and we are proud to be leading the way in VR gaming.

Valve released a stable driver before Oculus but we remain in close contact with Oculus.”

Frontier already announced the system requirements for both PC and VR, in which they stated GTX 980 is minimum to get the VR experience.

PC MINIMUM:

  • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Processor: Quad Core CPU (4 x 2Ghz)
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 260 / ATI 4870HD
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 7 GB available space

PC RECOMMENDED:

  • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770K Quad Core CPU or better / AMD FX 4350 Quad Core CPU or better
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 770 / AMD Radeon R9 280X
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 7 GB available space

VR MINIMUM:

  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64 bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770K Quad Core CPU or better / AMD FX 4350 Quad Core CPU or better
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 980 with 4GB or better
  • Network: Broadband Internet Connection
  • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space

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