Indie developer Born Ready Games, which recently met the Kickstarter funding goal for its space combat game Strike Suit Zero: Space Combat Reborn, will support the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, the developer said in an update on its Kickstarter page.
Having raised $131,000 of a $100,000 goal with nine days to go on its Kickstarter campaign, the developer announced today that Strike Suit Zero will support the Oculus Rift technology.
"Imagine taking to a fully 3D cockpit, navigating space and looking about your environment as if you were actually there," Born Ready wrote in an update. "The Oculus Rift will allow you to look all around you, letting you keep track of the enemy in a way that doesn't just rely on a radar. This will really change up the core dogfighting experience."
Last month, the CEO of Oculus, Brendan Iribe, said that independent developers are the kind of risk-takers that will lead to the success of his company's virtual reality headset.
"Ultimately, you really will want made-for-VR games," Iribe told Edge Online back in October. "The indies are going to be the ones who do that right away. Indies can get in with two, three or four guys and say, ‘Let's make a VR game. We don't need thousands of units sold. We just want to make something fun.' ... That's going to be where you start to see the ‘holy grail' experiences."
The Oculus Rift headset was also successfully funded on Kickstarter, raising $2,437,429 and smashing its original goal of $250,000. The headset promises to provide users with a "truly immersive virtual reality headset for video games."
Developer kit pre-orders of the Oculus Rift headset are expected to ship later this year, with retail versions expected in 2013.