Crytek’s Back to Dinosaur Island Tech Demo Is Now Available For Download On Steam

Crytek has just announced that its spectacular CRYENGINE-powered VR tech demo, Back to Dinosaur Island, is now available for download on Steam. I don’t know whether this will please those that were disappointed with the recent PS4 exclusivity announcement of Robinson: The Journey, but at least this is better than nothing, right?

As Crytek noted, Back to Dinosaur Island has been built from the ground up to take advantage of the Oculus Rift HMD, and requires an Oculus Rift DK 2 device to run.

“Crytek first earned its reputation for pushing the limits of computer graphics with the original X-Isle/ Dinosaur Island demo, which wowed press at 1999’s E3 convention in LA. Now we come full circle with Back to Dinosaur Island, which blew away attendees of GDC 2015 earlier this year. Back to Dinosaur Island takes advantage of 15 years of CRYENGINE development to show users the sheer endless possibilities that upcoming Virtual Reality devices like the Oculus Rift offer, bringing them face to face with the most terrifying predator that has ever walked the Earth. “

Here are the minimum PC requirements for Back to Dinosaur Island:


    • OS: Windows 7, 8 or 10 (64bit)
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-2600K CPU @3.40GHz
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 980 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Oculus Rift DK2 required

Those interested can download the demo from here.


Back to Dinosaur Island VR Demo | Achieved with CRYENGINE

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