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Respawn Working on Oculus VR Game, Not Titanfall or Star Wars

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Respawn Entertainment is best known for the revolutionary Titanfall franchise, but now the developer is branching out. In a big way.

Announced today at Oculus Connect, Respawn is developing a new game for the Oculus Rift. And while it remains a mystery, Respawn did specifically say it’s not a new Titanfall or Star Wars game. Based on the teaser video, it does sound like the game will revolve around some sort of warfare.

As for the potential of working with Oculus Rift, here’s what Director Peter Hirschmann said:

“There are so many cool parts to making a game in VR, but perhaps the most intense one is emotion. While you know you’re wearing a headset, your brain processes VR on an emotional level. Though you’re in a simulation, you feel like you’re there. It’s all kinds of awesome.

So as a developer, game assets you’ve seen a hundred times on a monitor suddenly become real when you put the headset on. The sense of scale, the sense of presence, there’s nothing else like it. It’s the difference between using your mouse to rotate an object in an editor and walking around it in real life. It is a true privilege to build a game in this kind of immersive world.”

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