Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment is working on a new virtual reality title as part of a partnership with Oculus, the two companies announced today. The “first-person combat experience” is targeting a 2019 release.
In a video announcing the partnership, Respawn said it wants to “depict being a soldier in combat in a more fully fleshed out and realistic way.”
“The combat experience in VR really gives you the chance to experience life closer to what a soldier would experience in real combat,” Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella said in the video. “It gives you more of that feeling of paranoia … and that tension.”
The project is still early, according to Zampella. “We’re just getting started,” he said.
Respawn’s Peter Hirschmann said in a blog post that the new VR title is not a Titanfall game, nor is it the studio’s previously announced Star Wars project. Based on the announcement video, the VR title maybe more grounded in reality, as Respawn shows live-action footage from real world conflicts.