Crytek’s VR demo Back to Dinosaur Island is now free on Steam

Ben Parfitt
Crytek’s VR demo Back to Dinosaur Island is now free on Steam

Crysis developer Crytek has released a free VR demo on Steam that allows players to catch a glimpse of the Jurassic.

Back to Dinosaur Island isn't really a game, but it does offer a great taste of the tech's potential. It seems to also serve as a taster for the studios' in-development full virtual reality title Robinson: The Journey, which sees players stranded on an alien planet inhabited by dinosaurs.

Crytek first earned its reputation for pushing the limits of computer graphics with the original X-Isle/ Dinosaur Island demo, which wowed press at 1999's E3 convention in LA. Now we come full circle with Back to Dinosaur Island, which blew away attendees of GDC 2015 earlier this year,” Crytek said.

Back to Dinosaur Island takes advantage of 15 years of CRYENGINE development to show users the sheer endless possibilities that upcoming Virtual Reality devices like the Oculus Rift offer, bringing them face to face with the most terrifying predator that has ever walked the Earth.

Back to Dinosaur Island has been built from the ground up to take advantage of the Oculus Rift HMD, and requires an Oculus Rift DK 2 device to run. Please check the System Requirements below- Virtual Reality games require a high frame rate to guarantee a comfortable experience for the user. Running Back to Dinosaur Island on weaker hardware can cause lower frame rates, which can lead to users having a less than ideal experience.”

Here's a video showing it all off:

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