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Get Even: VR is “truly next-gen experience,” developer reveals new details

Thursday, 3rd April 2014 10:00 GMT By Dave Cook

Get Even developer The Farm 51 has confirmed that its next-gen shooter will offer VR support, and the team has discussed the matter in a new update.

If you missed my massive Get Even preview and interview, you should check it out for everything you need to know about the shooter so far. It’s looking mighty intriguing.

In a press release sent to VG247 today, The Farm 51′s CEO and lead designer Wojtek Pazdur said, “The global reaction to Get Even’s January announcement was a welcome surprise for us. Now, as part of the new Greenlight campaign, it is time to share more details

“In The Farm 51 we think of a video game world as an alternate reality, not that of an interactive movie. The exciting opportunities offered by Virtual Reality and developments in that sector offer a huge benefit to a game aimed to be as immersive as ours. Get Even has the potential to support the VR concept like no other title. This is why we want to be a part of this new revolution and is why Get Even can be a landmark title in its use.”

As we discussed in my Get Even interview, the shooter sees players skipping between different realities across two campaigns, and can see them invaded by other gamers, who phase into their world as an elite enemy. The trick is, of course, you never know who is AI and who is human.

It makes sense, then, that The Farm 51 would want to integrate “VR devices” into its shooter. It’s not currently clear which devices will be supported, but earlier this week we reported on the developer’s blog regarding Oculus Rift.

As something of a tease, the studio mused, “What would happen if you can travel between different Virtual Realities, starting outside the game using a device like Oculus VR or Project Morpheus before going deeper and deeper inside the game using similar in-game gadgets?”

“VR systems are a melody of a truly next-gen experience. We expect that consumer versions of VR devices will start revolutionizing the gaming market in 2015,” Pazdur concluded. “We are now working hard to implement VR devices into our gameplay. It is a great adventure for our team to mix VR experience with the highly realistic 3D scanning technology we use in Get Even. I’m so excited when I think where it may take us and what are the possibilities in such combination.”

We’ll have more on Get Even soon.

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  1. Dragon

    Are companies excited by VR – Check
    Are Devs excited by VR – Check
    Is money being put into VR research and games – Check
    Do haters hate it with a “hahahahaha” passion – Check

    It will do well.

    #1 4 months ago
  2. Mike W

    @Dragon

    It’s human nature for people to hate or dislike something they don’t understand.

    But it’s an entirely a different “ball game” when it comes to the gaming community, because when a device or game is introduced and the slightest (and I do mean slightest) thing is off…….there’s constant hate on it from both the gaming media and the consumer. :(

    For example, look at the heat Watch Dogs is getting for displaying a downgraded version from the trailer we saw back in 2012. While that trailer was impressive, I knew without a shadow of doubt that the final game wasn’t going to look like anywhere near that quality unless it was going to be a PC exclusive and you needed a monster rig to run the damn thing…sort of like what Crytek did with the first Crysis.

    In reality the game doesn’t look that bad, but the way the internet blew that shit up, you would’ve thought the game looks like an 8-bit Nintendo game.

    #2 4 months ago
  3. stealth

    VR has basically no real gaming application and is a fad.

    #3 4 months ago
  4. jonnymelamet

    @stealth

    I agree and disagree with you here.

    I disagree because there is definitely a gaming application to VR. It has been demonstrated through the Oculus Rift and Morpheus.

    I agree that it is a fad as it will affect the users life and lifestyle. Especially as they deprive themselves of their senses (assuming they wear gaming headsets as well).

    However, there is definitely a purpose and place for VR in gaming, despite my personal opinions on the matter.

    To see more or why I am against VR please go to other articles I have posted in.

    #4 4 months ago
  5. Dragon

    @jonnymelamet ,
    Ignore the troll here. He hates VR since nintendo isn’t involved in it. The guy is a multiple site nintendo fanboy, probably on nintendo PR list.
    Follow his antics at stealth20k in disqus.

    @Mike,
    It happens everytime, generally by people who are just as cynical in real life and never created even a simple science project in school, and yet talk like the people who earned billions more than these haters would ever in their life are lesser creatures and dumber than them.

    #5 4 months ago
  6. CycloneFox

    I would be thrilled, if this supports not only Oculus to view around, but even Morpheus on the PS4 to actually be able to move your head and a gun via move in such a digital world.

    My wife will make a lot of fun of me, but this could actually make me buy this stuff.

    The next e3 might be really exciting.

    #6 4 months ago