Call of Duty artists James Chung and Taehoon Oh have decided it’s time to dive into the world of VR.
Reload Studios has been formed to “entertain ever expanding audience by making games for upcoming Virtual Reality” and their first title will be an FPS. Reload is currently a person outfit which includes more Call of Duty team members and Disney animator Nik Ranieri.
“When I first saw what the latest round of VR devices could do, I realized these were not just peripherals but brand new platforms that could transform the way we experience, interact with and create media,” said Chung. “It was the perfect time to follow my passion and bring together the most talented people I know under one roof to form a development culture that promotes creativity and collaboration.”
“People are always looking for something new,” added Oh. “Just as smartphones changed the way we live our lives, I am sure VR will change the way people experience media content. As a game developer, this realization compelled me to become part of a new team that focuses on developing VR content.”
It’s a bold move to create games for VR, it’s by no means tried and tested by consumers and it’s still got a long way to go to prove itself. With the team coming from a Call of Duty background we hope they come up with something a little more exciting than a CoD-style shooter in VR.