Elite: Dangerous dev to focus on SteamVR, no official support for Oculus Rift beyond 0.6

By Sherif Saed, Friday, 22 January 2016 12:28 GMT

Elite: Dangerous developer Frontier is not in camp Oculus.

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Elite: Dangerous was one of the games Oculus used to demo its VR headset Rift, and it’s a game owners of DK1 and DK2 are already enjoying with their headsets. It seems, however, the studio has chosen to support Valve’s efforts for the time being.

There’s no mention of the Rift on Elite’s website, which prompted Eurogamer to contact developer Frontier for details.

“We’ve supported VR for a few years now, and Elite Dangerous is arguably the world’s leading VR-ready game,” the company said in a statement.

“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.”

The statement adds there is no exclusivity deal in place with any VR maker. Elite: Dangerous remains playable on the Rift, but the studio only supports SDKs up to version 0.6. This likely means the consumer version of the Rift will not work with game, though the developer was not able to say more at the time.

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