Frontier Developments announced today that it will support SteamVR and the HTC Vive virtual reality headset in the PC version of its massively multiplayer space epic Elite Dangerous.
As the press release reads, the HTC Vive will be the first virtual reality headset available to consumers, and Elite Dangerous will support Vive on PC from launch via a free update available Holiday 2015.
SteamVR support in Elite Dangerous marks the latest step in Frontier Developments’ ongoing commitment to immersive, high resolution virtual reality experiences.
Frontier Developments’ Chief Creative Officer Jonny Watts said:
“We’re thrilled to announce SteamVR support as part of the ongoing expansion of Elite Dangerous. Back in December 2013 we were among the first to support virtual reality with a triple-A game, and for me, exploring, trading and fighting throughout Elite Dangerous’ 1:1 scale Milky Way remains an unequaled virtual reality experience. We have been working closely with Valve to bring Elite Dangerous to HTC Vive, and we are delighted with the quality we have been able to achieve.”
Valve’s Chet Faliszek added:
“Frontier’s Elite Dangerous is an excellent example of a team leveraging the versatility of the Vive and Steam VR. Players take the helm of an amazing starship experience, and we look forward to showing it for the first time on Vive at EGX.”