clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Battlefield developer seeking intern to implement Oculus Rift support in Frostbite

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Battlefield series developer DICE is investigating support for the Oculus Rift VR headset with its Frostbite engine, the technology that powers an array of Electronic Arts games, according to a job listing.

The opening is for an internship, not a full-time role, for a college student as part of a master thesis.

"The master thesis will focus on next generation VR technology and how to best implement support in video games," the job description reads. "This requires adding basic support in existing technology. Other areas of interest include modifications to better fit first person games, reducing latency, stereoscopic issues."

The listing implies that Oculus Rift support for Frostbite is research-oriented, not necessarily a forthcoming official addition for DICE's engine.

Earlier this year, DICE listed openings for engineers to help bring Frostbite to Mac OS X. Oculus began shipping Rift developer kits to early adopters in March.

DICE and EA announced the studio's next-generation first-person shooter, Battlefield 4, in March.

The next level of puzzles.

Take a break from your day by playing a puzzle or two! We’ve got SpellTower, Typeshift, crosswords, and more.