Oculus is severe about discovering a killer app for the Rift.
Robo Recall, the upcoming VR-only title from Epic Games, is being funded by Oculus as a Rift unique. Not solely that, however the Facebook-owned firm spent near the price range of the primary Gears of War sport on this VR shooter.
That’s in accordance with Epic Games’ Tim Sweeney, who spoke in regards to the upcoming sport on the VRX convention in San Francisco. Sweeny didn’t state the Robo Recall’s price range outright, but it surely’s not onerous to guess how a lot it’s from his quote.
“In 2006, a world class Triple A game cost 10-20 million to produce now they’ll cost up to 100 million. It’s become so expensive and so risky that only massive publishers can really afford to put these kinds of games out,” mentioned Sweeney, as reported by UploadVR.
“Oculus has been willing to fund third party software that’s exclusive to their hardware. That’s a perfectly acceptable way to jump start an industry… For example, Oculus is funding Robo Recall which has a budget that’s close to the budget of the entire first Gears of War game.”
The Gears of War instance is curious, as that sport too was funded by a platform holder seeking to create a brand new franchise for its new platform. Though the IP was owned by Epic, it by no means made its solution to different platforms, and was ultimately purchased by Microsoft.