Respawn Entertainment is not working on another installment in its well-received Titanfall franchise, at least not for the time being. The studio, though, has turned to a new path and is spending resources on a virtual reality project for the Oculus Rift.
Posting on the official website, director Peter Herschmann confirmed that Respawn Entertainment has partnered with Oculus for a “super secret” project.
“There are so many cool parts to making a game in VR, but perhaps the most intense one is emotion,” he exclaimed. “While you know you’re wearing a headset, your brain processes VR on an emotional level. Though you’re in a simulation, you feel like you’re there. It’s all kinds of awesome.”
Details are slim at this point but we do know that the upcoming virtual reality game has nothing to do with Titanfall or Star Wars. Whatever it is, it will have no roots in any of the existing franchises. It has also been ascertained that the game will be a first-person shooter where the core focus is on depicting a “soldier in combat in a more fully fleshed out and realistic way.”
A tentative release date for 2019 has been cited. Who knows, maybe a newer iteration of the Oculus Rift will be in the market by then with better hardware and a more premium virtual reality experience. Respawn Entertainment will surely be wanting to capitalize on that.