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Serious Sam developers turn down offers for Oculus Exclusivity

Serious Sam developers turn down offers for Oculus Exclusivity

Serious Sam developers turn down offers for Oculus Exclusivity

Serious Sam developers turn down offers for Oculus Exclusivity

 

The developers of Serious Sam have turned down Oculus' offer of cash for Oculus Rift Exclusivity for their upcoming Serious Sam VR title, adding fuel to the fire that is Oculus Rift VR exclusivity. 

At this time the VR market is young, with relatively few games on the market and the VR headsets themselves being far from affordable to the masses. Right now there are two big brands on the PC VR space, the first being Oculus with their Rift Headset and the Second being HTC/Steam with their HTC Vive headset.  

Right now there are two big brands on the PC VR space, the first being Oculus with their Rift Headset and the Second being HTC/Steam with their HTC Vive headset.  Steam/HTC welcome an open approach to VR, where developers can use the OpenVR software development kit (SDK) to create games that can work on any compliant VR headset, whereas Oculus uses their own SDK that will only work on Oculus made devices.  

  Serious Sam developers turn down offers for Oculus Exclusivity  

Yesterday Mario Kotlar, a developer from Croteam, gave the below statement regarding game exclusivity, stating that Oculus had indeed approached the company with an offer which would give the developer money in exchange for their game being an Oculus exclusive title and that Croteam has turned down that offer. 

Croteam has always been a developer that has supported the open market, with all of their current PC games running on both Windows and Linux being the first developer to release a game that used the Vulkan API.  

 

      They tried to buy Serious Sam VR as well. It wasn't easy, but we turned down a s**tton of money, as we believe that truly good games will sell by themselves and make profit in the long run regardless. And also because we hate exclusives as much as you do.

Dat s**tton of money tho...

 

 

While a lot of gamers like to jump on the Oculus hate bandwagon we must remember that the VR market is in its infancy, where there are not many VR gamers/headset owners or the chance of huge profits for developing early VR games.   

Mario Kotlar did edit his original statement, saying that gamers should not hate on developers for taking up Oculus' offer, as without it a lot of VR games would simply not be created.  

 

        Please don't hate on other devs too much, I'm sure some of them didn't have a financial alternative but to accept such a deal in order to even see their games finished. In such situation, anyone would have done the same.

 

Croteam's Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope will release on Steam Early access sometime this summer, supporting both the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift VR headsets. 

 

You can join the discussion on VR exclusivity on the OC3D Forums

 

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15-06-2016, 09:50:21

demonking
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They tried to buy Serious Sam VR as well. It wasn't easy, but we turned down a s**tton of money, as we believe that truly good games will sell by themselves and make profit in the long run regardless. And also because we hate exclusives as much as you do.
Dat s**tton of money tho...
lol @ this as an official statementQuote

15-06-2016, 12:36:47

hmmblah
Even if the game is horrible I'm going to pick it up just to support them. VR needs to be open on the PC, exclusivity will only hurt it IMO.Quote

15-06-2016, 20:50:44

Kushiro
Amazing how they keep pouring so much cash around when their VR headsets are sold at a loss. Their exclusives aren't getting them anywhere ATM.Quote
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