Tokyo Recreation Present’s organizers have introduced the schedule for this 12 months’s present, detailing what followers can count on from the four-day occasion. Unexpectedly, this features a VR model that shall be obtainable on choose digital actuality headsets.
The present’s organizers have but to elaborate on precisely how Tokyo Recreation Present VR 2021 will ship by way of a singular expertise, however the official web site teases that VR customers will have the ability to “go to cubicles as in the event you have been wandering round contained in the gaming world.” Organizers of the occasion stated that the VR model of the present is a “grand experiment” and that they’re “taking up the problem of constructing the sport present of [the] future.”
Tokyo Recreation Present VR 2021 shall be obtainable when the present begins on September 30 and can assist the next VR headsets: Oculus Quest 1 & Quest 2, Oculus Rift, and the HTC Vive. Oculus Quest homeowners could have the choice to stream the VR model natively by their headset along with PC.
Oculus Quest 2
The web site additionally particulars the specs required to run the VR model of the showcase. This consists of Quest homeowners having an web connection of 20Mbps or larger in the event you plan to run the present natively on these VR headsets. If you’re utilizing a unique headset, the web site additionally particulars the PC necessities wanted.
Tokyo Recreation Present, like E3 and Gamescom, is among the many largest of the annual gaming occasions – however it’s the firt to attempt to transplant its bodily version right into a VR world to permit followers to expertise the showcase. Tokyo Recreation Present 2021, like E3 2021 and Gamescom 2021, shall be online-only because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. A VR model may present players one other option to expertise the occasion with out watching reside streams on their cellular machine or laptop.
Tokyo Recreation Present 2021 just isn’t the one occasion this 12 months to check out VR, nevertheless. In August, Digital Market 6 held a web-based conference and market by VR Chat.
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