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Battlefield 4 might get virtual reality headset support

Battlefield 4 developer DICE is toying with the idea of 3D virtual reality support for upcoming games.

Virtual reality headsets are taking off these days. Huge technology advancements over the past few years have taken virtual reality headsets out from the abyss of gimmicks to something that actually works. Id Software’s John Carmack is working on his own headset, and Oculus Rift, the Kickstarter-supported 3D virtual reality headset recently raised over $2 million.

Battlefield 4 frostbiteOculus Rift has started sending out development kits to game developers around the world. And one of those is none other than Battlefield 4 developer DICE.

DICE’s Frank Vitz, the head of game engine development at developer, said that he was eager to see how the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset works with Frostbite, and that “BF3 already works in stereoscopic 3D” and that the Frostbite engine supports it.

While Battlefield 4 will no doubt feature an improved Frostbite game engine — especially to take advantage of the upcoming next-gen consoles — it’ll be interesting to see what kind of additional features we get. Support for 3D virtual reality headsets seems like a good start.

You can read more about the Oculus Rift 3D headset here.


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