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Epic’s VR experience Showdown now available for download

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Epic Games announced the public release of its virtual reality tech demonstration, Showdownvia its blog today. The free download, which originally debuted alongside the latest Oculus Rift prototype, Crescent Bay, at last year’s Oculus Connect event, also includes the entirety of its Unreal Engine 4 content library.

The cinematic, bullet-time action "experience" is available for a selection of VR systems, namely the Oculus Rift, Sony's Project Morpheus and the HTC Vive. It can be downloaded directly through the Epic Games launcher.

We took an exclusive look at the project back in June, during which we described the demo as "an incredible achievement, but...not a game." Even so, Showdown, as well as Epic Games’ other VR demonstrations Elemental and Couch Knights, exist to visually impress and show off just what Unreal Engine can achieve with virtual reality technology.

For those of you who don’t yet have any VR development kits or displays for yourselves, check out this footage of Showdown below.