Unreal’s Latest VR Tech Demo Looks Pretty, Well, Unreal

Virtual reality is already at the point where it demos better than ever before. But, as Epic’s latest demo for the technology shows, it’s also fast becoming a must have.

At the Connect 2 conference in California today, Tim Sweeney, chief executive of Epic Games, lifted the lid on the company’s latest slice of gameplay. It’s called Bullet Train and while it’s not intended to be anything more than a tech demo, it is fully playable.

The player navigates their way through a round of armed opponents with their fists and a variety of weapons operated through gestures, finishing off with a bullet time-slowing battle against a drone.

The demo ran on a computer using two GTX 980 Ti’s, according to NVIDIA, and utilised the Oculus Rift and the Oculus Touch controller. Sweeney also announced that the demo would be playable on the GTX 980 notebooks that were unveiled earlier this week.

Epic is planning to release more playable tech, and VR-focused, demos in the months to come. It’s an exciting time to be a gamer — especially on PC.

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