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Crytek Announced The Climb Oculus VR Game and Minimum System Requirements

Crytek Announced The Climb Oculus VR Game and Recommended System Specs

Crytek Announced The Climb Oculus VR Game and Recommended System Specs

Crytek Announced The Climb Oculus VR Game and Recommended System Specs

 

Crytek has always created beautiful games, games which take advantage of the latest hardware and often brings it to its knees. 

VR has always been an obvious step for Crytek, as ever since we had first seen their "Back to Dinosaur Island" VR demo we really knew that we really wanted to see a full VR game from the company, even if it is just for some amazing visuals. 

Crytek has now announced their Oculus Rift Exclusive VR title "The Climb", a game which offers us a climbing experience which promises to show us some amazing landscapes. 

 

 Feel the unrivaled adrenaline rush of free solo rock climbing and encounter the majesty of nature like never before in The Climb – a new virtual reality game from Crytek – coming exclusively to Oculus.

The Climb invites thrill-seekers to experience the ultimate in extreme sports by going beyond the point of no return and scaling deadly cliff faces unaided. The game boasts hyper-realistic climbing locations from around the world, and players will discover the freedom of gaming with the Rift using either an Xbox One controller or Oculus Touch controllers as they soak up their awe-inspiring surroundings.

 

 

Cevat Yerli, the CEO and founder of Crytek has this to say regarding the new title; 

 

 

    Gaming has always given us the opportunity to place ourselves in otherwise impossible scenarios, and VR technology such as the Rift makes us feel present in those scenarios like never before. The Climb invites players to experience the intensity of one of the world’s most dangerous sports, and they’ll truly feel the thrill of being thousands of meters above the ground with nothing but their skill and a few precarious handholds to rely on.

 

Below are the games minimum system requirements for the Oculus Rift. The game will be an Oculus Exclusive title, so it will not be coming for the HTC Vive.   

On the GPU side this game looks like it will perform equally well on AMD and Nvidia, but again this is something that we will not really know until release. 

 

CPU: Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater 
Memory: 8 GB RAM 
GPU: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD 290 equivalent or greater 
OS: Windows 7 SP1 or newer 
HDD: We do not know the final size of our game yet 
Display: Oculus Rift, native resolution

 

While this game is certainly beautiful, I am not sure if a game that is about climbing alone will be enough to hold the interest of gamers for long. VR will really need a "Killer App" on launch if it really wants to kind reasonable market adoption, as at this time most of the games that are coming to the Oculus look like nice, artistic visual experiences, not games. 

 

You can join the discussion on Crytek's The Climb VR Game on the OC3D Forums

 

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15-12-2015, 09:23:06

Kilbane
Well it seems that VR games being made are a interactive tech demo rather than fully fledged games. Devs are having the same issue as they did with the Wii, great idea on paper, not quite sure how to use it. I always said that VR would be great for immersion but a difficult sell in the long run. Simulators will benefit greatly, but ultimately unless its a game that has a very specific type of 1st person view, its very difficult to implement.Quote

15-12-2015, 10:15:02

WYP
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Originally Posted by Kilbane View Post
Well it seems that VR games being made are a interactive tech demo rather than fully fledged games. Devs are having the same issue as they did with the Wii, great idea on paper, not quite sure how to use it. I always said that VR would be great for immersion but a difficult sell in the long run. Simulators will benefit greatly, but ultimately unless its a game that has a very specific type of 1st person view, its very difficult to implement.
yeah. I want a VR game that is not just Eve Valkyrie. I want a game, not a tech demo that i pay for.

I need a VR Far Cry, Crysis or even a driving game.Quote

15-12-2015, 11:03:49

Kilbane
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Originally Posted by WYP View Post
yeah. I want a VR game that is not just Eve Valkyrie. I want a game, not a tech demo that i pay for.

I need a VR Far Cry, Crysis or even a driving game.
I think the issue with FPS games being VR is the 360 view that will ultimately have you facing all sorts of directions while trying to not get tangled up. Driving games would be awesome, much better immersion for finding that apex and breaking point. Plus that ability to quickly check to the side of your car etc.Quote

15-12-2015, 14:33:00

NeverBackDown
Well you see it's hard to imagine new innovative ways for VR to tackle upon and open up new Genres or ways of playing if you haven't experienced it yourself. I'm sure they are plenty of games and devs out there already doing just that. Just gonna take sometime

Personally I think history settings would be cool. Like AC you getting to walk around the city and being in VR you get far more immersed. Or in RTS games like CoH/TW where you can become a character and see how the individuals are reacting and how they are fighting to stay alive etc. That would be awesome imo. Although we are an extremely long way away from that pointQuote

15-12-2015, 15:35:34

Napiertech
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Originally Posted by WYP View Post
yeah. I want a VR game that is not just Eve Valkyrie. I want a game, not a tech demo that i pay for.

I need a VR Far Cry, Crysis or even a driving game.
You can already get VR driving games

Project CARS
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