Elite Dangerous is by far the best VR title available and Oculus Rift player have been enjoying the VR experience for a long time now. Frontier is now making SteamVR (HTC Vive) the focus of their attention.
Speaking to Eurogamer they talked about Elite Dangerous and continued development of VR adding:
“We’ve supported VR for a few years now, and Elite Dangerous is arguably the world’s leading VR-ready game. We want to give players the best possible VR experience however they play and that means focusing our efforts. Right now, we’ve chosen to focus on SteamVR. We haven’t cut an exclusivity deal with any VR manufacturer, and we’re still working with Oculus on Rift support.
Since the comment appeared, Frontier clarified that the statement does not mean theyre dropping Oculus support.
“In case people are alarmed by the headline or confused on the details, we thought it best to reiterate what we’ve been saying since the release of the Oculus 0.6 SDK. As quoted in the story, we are actively working with Oculus and will keep the community updated as soon as we are able to do so.
“We are keen to support VR in all its forms and we are proud to be leading the way in VR gaming.
“I can confirm that there is no deal to release Elite on HTC first. Valve released a stable driver before Oculus but we remain in close contact with Oculus.”
As Elite dangerous is a seated experience, it works well on the Rift as we’ve discovered during our testing. With Frontier not signing any exclusives on VR support, both should be well supported in the future.