Fortnite developer Epic Video games supplied to make a brand new recreation for the launch of Sony’s PS5 VR headset in a bid to allow cross-play, based on a latest report.
Yesterday The Verge posted alleged e-mail exchanges between Epic Video games Vice President of Enterprise Growth, Joe Kreiner, and Sony’s Senior Director of Developer Relations, Gio Corsi, from round 2018. Within the emails, Kreiner makes an attempt to steer Corsi and the broader PlayStation model to allow cross-play assist in multiplayer megaton, Fortnite. As everyone knows, cross-play was finally carried out on PS4 however Sony was infamously sluggish to assist the characteristic – it didn’t arrive till lengthy after it was enabled on Xbox, PC and Swap.
Within the first e-mail, Kreiner lists out potential perks to sweeten the deal, together with PS Plus extras and E3 branding. However, apparently, he additionally floats the thought of a brand new recreation for the launch of Sony’s then-unannounced PS5 VR headset.
“Epic’s prepared to discover extra objects,” the e-mail reads, “perhaps we decide to a recreation on the launch of your subsequent VR platform?”
The article doesn’t elaborate on that suggestion, nor if it may need gone any additional than that e-mail. Epic was as soon as closely concerned in VR improvement, engaged on a number of tech demos for the Oculus Rift earlier than launching a full VR recreation, Robo Recall, as a Rift unique in 2017 (which was finally ported to Quest by a distinct studio). Since then, nonetheless, the corporate hasn’t been very loud within the VR house, save for updates and integration to its Unreal Engine developer equipment.
Because the article was posted The Verge claims that Epic Video games CEO Tim Sweeney has in-part corroborated the story, particularly that Epic agreed to a cross-platform income share scheme put ahead by Sony that compensates it for any potential lack of income to different platforms.
Sony’s PS5 VR headset (which nonetheless doesn’t have a reputation) wasn’t introduced till earlier this yr, however we nonetheless don’t know an excessive amount of concerning the gadget. We’ve seen its controllers however the headset itself stays beneath wraps, and it gained’t launch till 2022 on the earliest. Will probably be a while earlier than we begin to see a content material line-up for the gadget and have any concept on if this deal went forward, then.
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