Harmonix and nDreams reveal Samsung Gear VR projects

Ben Parfitt
Harmonix and nDreams reveal Samsung Gear VR projects

Developers have begun announcing titles for the newest entrant to the virtual reality market – Samsung’s Gear VR.

The device was announced yesterday. It’s a housing in which Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 4 smartphone is inserted, offering a relatively accessible – and notably, cable free – VR experience. Oculus is working with Samsung on the project.

Now Dance Central and Rock Band developer Harmonix is reportedly working on a game for the hardware, according to Nick Chester, whom Polygon refers to as a publicist.

In addition, UK developer nDreams has unveiled two Gear VR games – Gunner and Perfect Beach, both of which are due out later this year.

Gunner is being co-published by Oculus VR and is a controller-free space combat game. Perfect Beach is described as “a unique relaxation experience” that, as the name suggests, allows users to chill out in an island paradise.

“Perfect Beach was a great opportunity to create a different type of experience that only VR allows,” nDreams CEO Patrick O’Luanaigh said.

“In this day and age we are constantly contactable 24 hours a day, we therefore wanted to produce something that gave you time to de-stress unwind and forget about your stressful day, and we believe we have this with Perfect Beach.”

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Tags: ndreams , harmonix , vr , virtual reality , Samsung Gear VR

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