EA's DICE to explore Oculus Rift support for future games

By on March 5, 2013, 6:00 PM

Oculus Rift developer kits are already making their way into the wild as some 40 kits are expected to ship by the end of this month but it’s what one big publisher may be planning that’s capturing headlines today. According to Frank Vitz, head of the Frostbite creative team at DICE, he is one of the guys on the team that is really eager to see how the Oculus Rift works with Frostbite.

It all started when an MTBS3D (Meant to be Seen) forum member discovered an intern job posting by EA’s DICE looking for someone to focus on next generation VR technology. The posting specifically mentioned investigating and implementing support for the Oculus Rift SDK in the Frostbite Engine.

MTBS3D president Neil Schneider got in touch with Vitz via e-mail as he suspected he might have something to do with the job posting. Sure enough, he was dead on the money as the executive fessed up to the post in a reply. Vitz gave Schneider permission to post the exchange on his site which details some interesting information about the VR headset and what DICE would like to do with it.

Vitz said he has one of the first Rift dev kits coming his way later this month and that he is aware of at least four kits on order in the internal community. He said there are multiple titles in the works that would be awesome with the Rift but noted that it would ultimately be up to each game team to ensure their project works in stereoscopic 3D and with the Rift.

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