In case there were any lingering doubts about Facebook’s plans to make virtual reality more social, Oculus just unleashed a suite of new social features for the Gear VR
The Facebook-owned company is adding new Facebook sharing features, new social games and other features that will make Samsung’s Gear VR more social.
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First-person shooting is about to get a lot more realistic.
Developer Epic Games revealed Bullet Train today, an FPS for the Oculus Rift virtual reality device, during the Oculus Connect 2 conference in Los Angeles. Made with Unreal Engine 4, this game supports the Oculus Touch controllers, which can map the movements of your hands in VR. Virtual reality can become a big deal in gaming, but it will need great software to attract consumers. Epic has a track record of making hits with series like Unreal and Gears of War.
“Master the art of teleportation, time manipulation, and close-quarters combat to blast through resistance forces,” Epic notes in a press release sent to GamesBeat. “Thanks to Unreal Engine technology and the Oculus Touch motion controllers, you can physically interact with an array of weapons, from guns to grenades to missiles, and even feel them through haptic feedback.”
You can watch the trailer for Bullet train below.
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