Rift version to be available to all backers at no extra cost

Elite: Dangerous gets Oculus Rift support

The maker of Elite, Frontier, will support the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset in its upcoming Elite: Dangerous game.

The studio believes that Oculus Rift lends itself perfectly to providing players of Elite: Dangerous with a more intense experience.

Frontier has also revealed that the Oculus Rift version of Elite: Dangerous will be available to of the title’s crowdfunding backers that have an Oculus Rift headset for no extra cost.

“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,” said David Braben, CEO of Frontier.

“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.”

Elite: Dangerous is the fourth instalment in the space trading and combat simulator game series. After going without a publisher for many years, the developer successfully crowdfunded the project, raised over £1.5m, in 2012. The PC version of the game is due to be released in March 2014, while the Mac OS version will follow later.

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