Titanfall studio Respawn "steps into VR"

Joanna Estrada
October 13, 2017

From the sounds of it, the team is interested in conveying what it feels like to be in the middle of a war, and not a sci-fi setting like Titanfall or Star Wars. The objective of this deal is to take advantage of Oculus' expertise with the VR technology in order to create a game that offers a much higher sense of immersion than any other current title.

Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment is stepping into virtual reality and have partnered up with Facebook and Oculus Rift, as the latter announced via YouTube.

That was the lead up to the reveal that Oculus Studios will be publishing a Rift exclusive title, developed by Respawn Entertainment, coming in 2019.

But apart from this relation to war and conflict, the studio has not revealed any more details of the game. We couldn't be happier to have such a great partner, and to be building our game on such an awesome platform as the Rift.

Director Peter Hirschmann called emotion "the most intense" part of making a game in VR. While you know you're wearing a headset, your brain processes VR on an emotional level. It's the difference between using your mouse to rotate an object in an editor and walking around it in real life. We will just have to be patient and enjoy the other upcoming projects of the studio like their untitled Star Wars project.

Unfortunately, the studio needs to go "dark again", and it seems we won't be hearing about this game for quite some time. They've already partnered up with huge names such as Marvel, Warner Bros, and Bethesda - to see what else they've got up their sleeve will be very interesting.

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