Elite: Dangerous for Oculus Rift

10th October 2013.  Cambridge, UK. Frontier Developments (AIM: FDEV) today revealed that it will support the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset in its forthcoming  Elite: Dangerous game.

Designed for immersive gaming, Oculus Rift lends itself perfectly to providing players of Elite: Dangerous with an even more intense experience.

In addition, Frontier is happy to announce that the Oculus Rift version of Elite:  Dangerous will be available to ALL backers that have an Oculus Rift headset for no extra cost.

David Braben, CEO of Frontier commented, “We’ve been playing with the Oculus Rift dev kits and are excited about the potential – just glancing around your cockpit or being totally immersed in a space battle. Many of our backers have made it clear that they would like Oculus Rift support – and so do we! We’re very pleased with the results so far.”

About Frontier Developments plc. 

Frontier Developments plc, listed on the AIM stock market (ticker: FDEV), is a leading independent game developer founded in 1994 by David Braben, co-author of the seminal ‘Elite’ game.  Based in Cambridge, UK and Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Frontier uses its proprietary ‘Cobra’ game development technology to create innovative games across videogame consoles, computers, smartphones and tablets.  On 4th January 2013 Frontier raised £1.7 million via Kickstarter, the crowd funding website, and its own site to develop Elite: Dangerous.  The studio is also working on a number of other titles, including ‘Zoo Tycoon’ as a launch title for Microsoft’s new Xbox One console.


About Oculus Rift

Oculus VR™ was founded by Palmer Luckey, a self-described virtual reality enthusiast and hardware geek. The company raised over $2.4 million in a Kickstarter campaign to help fund development of the Oculus Rift, a ground-breaking virtual reality headset for immersive gaming.

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