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GTA makers ‘secretly working on virtual reality version of game’ where headset lets you live out crime lord fantasy

GTA makers ‘secretly working on virtual reality version of game’ where headset lets you live out crime lord fantasy

LEAKED’ information regarding the Grand Theft Auto (GTA) publisher could imply a virtual reality version of the game is in the works.

Rockstar Games, which is also behind Red Dead Redemption, is said to be gearing up for its next game to be entirely in VR.

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Rumours are rife about a VR version of GTA[/caption]

This is according to a LinkedIn post from development studio Video Games Deluxe.

It says that it’s “now gearing up for a new project, a AAA open world title in VR for Rockstar.

“2020 marks our 7th year of working exclusively for Rockstar in Sydney and we are excited to taking on this ground breaking project.”

GTA is one of those AAA titles so fans are getting excited about a potential VR release.

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Fans of the car theft are anticipating a new release[/caption]

Video Games Deluxe previously worked with Rockstar on a VR version of the game L.A. Noire: The V.R. Case Files.

So their LinkedIn post sounds legitimate.

Gaming experts are predicting that a VR version of GTA would be based on an old game rather than an upcoming edition.

Currently, any other information about the project is scarce so the GTA VR rumours are just speculation.

It could be the case that a completely different AAA title is getting turned into a virtual reality adventure.

We won’t know for sure when or if gamers will be exploring Los Santos in a VR headset until official word from Rockstar is given.

What is VR? Virtual reality explained

Here’s what you need to know about the revolutionary tech…

  • Virtual reality allows you to experience and interact with a 3D world that isn’t real.
  • To enter this virtual world you must don a VR helmet – a headset with a screen inside that makes you feel like you’re somewhere else.
  • This mounted display strapped to your eyes mixed with stereo sound and movement tracking lets you explore this immersive virtual world.
  • You turn your head and the environemnt turns with you, making the illusion feel even more “real”.
  • Currently headsets span from expensive PC-linked helmets like the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift to more affordable goggles like the Samsung Gear VR that works by slotting a smartphone in the headset.
  • The downloadable apps range from VR games to 360-degree videos created by publishers like the BBC and The Discovery Channel.
  • They can transport you to 3D worlds that aren’t accessible in real life, like a trip to Mars or a spin behind the wheel of a futuristic sports car.
  • Until recently, these experiences relied on a PC or smartphone to generate this virtual world.
  • But there are alternatives– like the Oculus Go, a wireless headset with a built-in processor that does all the work itself.

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