Apex Legends developer Respawn is working on a first-person game for Oculus VR.
This reveal was made via Twitter where the Respawn account sent out a simple tweet in which they announced they are “thrilled to announce our partnership with Oculus to create an amazing first-person combat experience for VR. Additional information reveals that the game will be fully-revealed (and playable) at the Oculus Connect event which runs from September 25 to 26.
No further details were given regarding the project at this time, but it’s potentially worth noting that the Respawn Twitter account described as a first-person combat experience rather than as a first-person shooter. That may have just been an innocent choice of wording, but it could also mean that this title will take advantage of VR capabilities in order to offer something a little bit different.
Some suggest that this could just be an Oculus rift version of Apex Legends, but that seems unlikely. EA has already hinted that Respawn is working on a mobile version of Apex Legends (which we imagine will consume quite a bit of the studio’s time), and Respawn has also suggested that they’re busy working on updates to Apex Legends and don’t want to push their developers to do too much too quickly in order to avoid burnout and crunch.
There’s also the usual flurry of rumors that this will be related to Titanfall, which honestly isn’t a too distant possibility. We’ve already heard that Facebook and Oculus are pursuing VR versions of popular game franchises, and Respawn has noted in the past that they’re not necessarily done with Titanfall. Then again, there are rumors that the Titanfall game they previously teased isn’t related to this project.
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