Today we released a first look at our new game, The Field. The Field (may not be the final name) is a WW2 VR FPS inspired by Battlefield 1942. This means flag captures, soldiers in varying kits, and vehicles. In this video, we go through driving a jeep between the hedgerows of Normandy, and the taking of a base.
This video was posted to /r/oculus where it spent the entire day in the number one spot. It was great to see that so many people are as interested in BF1942 in VR as we are. More videos are coming as progress continues to be made.
Turtle VR is coming to the HTC Vive and Steam VR. In fact, it will be expanded beyond what is available for the Oculus DK2 and Razer Hydra, including new environments, new command blocks, and more examples. Below you may see Turtle VR running on the Vive with an updated Grove level, optimized for the higher resolution and 90fps required.
Building a Program using the Vive
About to teleport to the other side using the Vive
Turtle VR is a new virtual reality experience created by Gnometech. With a tablet style interface combined with Google’s Blockly, we are able to drive a programmable turtle in real-time while in VR. Draw and explore geometry using the blocks Turtle VR provides, and browse through the provided catalog programs. Block-based programming makes it easy for anyone to get started.
The Turtle VR demo will be available for free following Oculus Connect 2. It requires a Razer Hydra and Oculus Rift to operate. We would love to get this running on the HTC Vive or Oculus Touch!
Unreal Engine 4
Turtle VR is a beginning for us. A prototype of a more extensive VR experience we have been planning for a while. We look forward to sharing more once we get the Turtle VR demo out the door.
Epic recently updated their UE4 SteamVR plug-in code and made these changes public. While it is not possible to use these changes just yet, they provide an interesting view into what to expect from the HTC Vive. I went through the source code and picked out some interesting items, and posted my results on reddit here: