Independent UK developer Rebellion have today announced at the Oculus Connect 2 Developer Conference that their stunning VR reboot of Battlezone is in development for the Oculus Rift.
First unveiled at E3 2015, Rebellion’s neon-hued, tank-blasting reboot received widespread acclaim, proving that comfortable, engaging combat was possible in VR, with Wired UK describing it as “one of the most entertaining games at the entire E3 conference”.
At the time of its reveal, Rebellion couldn’t confirm support for VR on PC, but now fans and backers of Oculus Rift know they can look forward to a seminal gaming experience on the platform, just as Rebellion’s co-founders Jason and Chris Kingsley did in 1980 with the Battlezone arcade machine:
“The Battlezone arcade machine was an inspiration not just for my brother and me, but for a whole generation of developers. When Facebook kicked off their VR segment of the F8 conference, the original 1980 Battlezone was the game they opened with – it’s that important in gaming history.”
“We’ve come a huge way since then, but the development community needs to work together to help make VR a success, and Oculus are definitely playing their part. The technology, the hardware, it’s finally all there – and make no mistake it’s game experiences that are going to take VR headsets to the mainstream, not film or TV.”