Drifter Leisure, the studio behind Gunheart (2017) and Prepared Participant One: Rise of the Gunters (2018), is taking the reigns of porting Epic’s spectacular arcade shooter Robo Recall (2017) to Oculus Quest. In an Oculus weblog publish at this time, the studio confirmed off a bevy of screenshots, and gave a peek into simply how troublesome it was to deliver the PC VR sport’s photorealism to the standalone headset platform.
Epic’s Robo Recall is by all accounts a enjoyable sport, however the robot-smashing arcade shooter additionally performed an enormous half in displaying simply how good video games can feel and look in VR, setting a visible bar that few have approached even two years after its launch on Rift.
“It’s going to push the platform extraordinarily onerous,” says Drifter CEO and co-founder Ray Davis, talking concerning the process of bringing the title to Quest.
Whereas Oculus maintains the gameplay expertise is ready to be similar to the PC VR model, albeit with the power to gank robots in it full untethered, 360-degree glory, there’s undoubtedly going to be some sacrifices within the visible division.
“Our core principal was, ‘Don’t change the gameplay,’” Davis maintains. “We would like full parity on Rift and Quest.”
Bringing the sport to Quest required strategies comparable to reducing polygon counts, and using Multi-View, a rendering method sometimes used to lighten the load of CPU-bound functions on Oculus Go and Gear VR; that is executed by rendering objects as soon as to the left eye buffer, then duplicating them to the proper buffer mechanically with applicable modifications for vertex place and view-dependent variables comparable to reflection.
The studio says addressing the sport’s photorealistic type, bloom results, and depth of discipline all proved to be particularly difficult.
“We needed to discover methods to deliver again the texture of these issues whereas nonetheless hitting our efficiency targets,” Davis says.
Robo Recall is ready to be a day-one launch title for Oculus Quest when it releases in some unspecified time in the future this spring. Drifter labored intently with the Platform Staff at Oculus and Epic Video games to deliver Robo Recall to Quest.