Guildford, 1sr August 2013. After an exclusive BETA comprised of Kickstarter backers, Born Ready Games has today made the Oculus Rift version of Strike Suit Zero available to anybody with an Oculus Rift dev kit and the Steam version of the game.
The Oculus Rift version of Strike Suit Zero puts players in a fully-3D cockpit, with environments that fill the entirety of the players’ peripheral vision. With the Rift headset on, all you can see is the vibrant universe that Born Ready Games has created. Responding to subtle movements of the head, playing with the Oculus Rift offers a completely new space combat experience.
“Space was always going to be a perfect fit for Oculus, and we’re excited to bring the world of Strike Suit Zero to life with the Oculus Rift.” said James Brooksby, Born Ready Games CEO. “Perhaps the biggest task for us was adapting the UI and HUD for this new version of the game – relaying all the relevant information to the player without breaking the immersion.”
Born Ready Games addresses this and other aspects of developing for Oculus in its latest developer insight video.
Anybody with an Oculus Rift dev kit can simply boot up the game with the Oculus connected to play the new version of the game. The Oculus version of the game is still very much in a BETA state, and so Born Ready urges anybody playing to submit comments, suggestions and ideas to the Oculus Rift BETA area of their forums.
Strike Suit Zero features intense, large scale space battles, with the transforming Strike Suit offering a twist to the traditional space combat dogfight. With craft designs by renowned mecha designer Junji Okubo (Steel Battalion, Appleseed) and a soundtrack composed by Paul Ruskay (Homeworld), Strike Suit Zero has impressed critics with its aesthetics and other-worldly atmosphere.
Strike Suit Zero is available via Steam now for $19.99, £14.99, €15.99.
For more information, head to www.strikesuitzero.com
About Born Ready Games
Founded in Spring 2012, Born Ready Games is a UK-based independent developer and publisher of video games. On the 23rd January 2013, they released the PC version of the space combat game Strike Suit Zero, in which players battle to save the Earth from imminent destruction using a transforming fighter craft known as the “Strike Suit”. The team is also working on a Mac and Linux as well as Oculus Rift compatible version of the game, which shall be released later in the year. On April 30th 2013 they will launch the standalone mode Strike Suit Infinity, which is set in the Strike Suit Zero universe. www.bornreadygames.com
About Oculus VR, Inc.
Oculus VR, Inc. is revolutionizing the way people experience video games. The company’s first product, the highly anticipated Oculus Rift, is a virtual reality headset that allows players to step inside the game. It provides an immersive, stereoscopic 3D experience with an ultra-wide field of view and super low latency head tracking. For more information, please visit: www.oculusvr.com.