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Ocean Rift Coming to Gear VR

Another virtual reality (VR) videogame previously exclusive to the Oculus Rift VR head-mounted display (HMD) has been confirmed for Samsung’s Gear VR device this week. Ocean Rift from indie developer Llyr ap Cenydd will be heading over to the smartphone-based HMD, which was announced earlier this week at Samsung’s Unpacked event in Berlin, Germany. News of the new version was even accompanied with the launch of an official Twitter feed for the title.


“Tropical Fish, Sea Turtles, Sea Snakes, Manta Rays, Sharks, Whales, Dolphins, Dinosaurs – all waiting for you in Ocean Rift for #GearVR!” the developer posted on the new feed.

Ocean Rift is a first-person underwater exploration title, filled with various forms of aquatic wildlife and landscapes to discover. Players are dropped into the experience and set loose to explore, though they can also bring up a menu to locate certain types of animals straight away, warping to their location. Over on PC the title recently launched a new version compatible with the Oculus Rift’s second development kit (DK2), and is aiming for a full launch on the consumer version of the device.

This is just one of many VR videogames confirmed for Gear VR, which is compatible with Samsung’s newly-announced Galaxy Note 4 smartphone, boasting a 5.7-inch, Quad HD display that beats out both the Oculus Rift DK2 and Project Morpheus in terms of resolution, although doesn’t feature positional tracking. VRFocus will continue to follow both Ocean Rift and Gear VR going forward, reporting back with any further updates.

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