Collectible card game Dragon Front from High Voltage Software was one of many first games to supply VR cross-play support from Gear VR headsets to the Oculus Rift, in order that gamers sporting the cellular VR headset might play towards individuals sporting Rift. Now the corporate’s deal as an Oculus Studios unique has moved it into an fascinating place — main cross-play support to conventional 2D screens via Facebook’s Gameroom.
The title’s arrival on the Facebook Gameroom PC retailer continues a multiyear development we’ve famous of the social media big integrating its 2014 acquisition of VR startup Oculus extra deeply into its bigger efforts. This is a vital development to notice partially as a result of many Rift and Gear VR house owners are involved how their private info might be utilized by Facebook’s ad-driven enterprise. In reality, it might determine into some shopping for selections in selecting HTC Vive over the Facebook headset. Facebook has, for instance, pushed logging into its service as the first method of figuring out your self on its platform.
I requested High Voltage whether or not the title can be coming to cellular platforms like Apple’s iOS or Google’s Play Store, or if it’d come to Steam and the HTC Vive. A spokesperson responded “while we continue our partnership with Oculus and Facebook we plan to focus on releasing new content and improving support for our three current platforms: Desktop PC via Facebook Gameroom, Gear VR, and Rift.” That response doesn’t sound promising for support past Facebook’s shops, however doesn’t rule it out both.
The cross-play support is unquestionably a pleasant addition to the title because it continues to widen the participant base for the game, which may drive competitors in its group. The title being a turn-based card game additionally means it’s the right match for cross-play support, because it ought to imply gamers on every platform shouldn’t have a bonus over the others.