Elite Dangerous confirmed as Oculus Rift launch title

Frontier Developments has confirmed that Elite Dangerous VR support will launch alongside Oculus Rift later this month.

Frontier plans to release an updated version of the game with built-in Oculus Rift support for free in the coming weeks.

If you happen to own an Oculus Rift or have one preordered, you’ll be able to play the new version once the headset launches on 28 March.

Existing players who wish to switch over to the new version can claim a free code from the Frontier Store, the developer said.

Related: Oculus Rift vs HTC Vive

Oculus Rift is now available to preorder for $599. Each headset will ship with a free copy of EVE Valkyrie, yet another game set in space.

Valve’s HTC Vive is a little more expensive, retailing at £689 in the UK. The headset will come bundled with three games: Tilt Brush, Fantastic Contraption and Job Simulator.

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Sony is yet to reveal the price and release date for its PlayStation VR headset.

Sony executive Masayasu Ito recently said that Oculus Rift is “better” than PlayStation VR, admitting that the rival headset offers a more “high-end” experience.

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