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Oculus VR News | April 17, 2024

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Experience Epic's 'Showdown' Cinematic VR Demo on Oculus Rift

Experience Epic's 'Showdown' Cinematic VR Demo on Oculus Rift

Image courtesy of: Epic Games


Today, Epic Games released one of its most highly praised VR tech demos to date, known as ‘Showdown’ powered by its own Unreal Engine (UE4) for anyone with an Oculus Rift developer kit to experience first-hand.

Showdown is a cinematic VR action scene, complete with bullet-time effects, incoming missiles, explosions, flying debris everywhere, and even a giant mech robot. The team at Epic Games originally created Showdown as part of a reveal demo for the Oculus Rift ‘Crescent Bay’ prototype, at last year’s Oculus Connect Developers Conference 2014.

The demo not only highlighted the hardware capabilities of the Oculus Rift, but also offered developers a glimpse at the immersive potential of what can be done in VR with the right optimization and development techniques using UE4.

Showdown VR Demo Project

When you download Showdown, it also comes included with its entire content library showing how the demo was put together in UE4, which is great for developers, or anyone with an interest in creating VR content to learn from!

According to Epic, Showdown is compatible with Oculus DK2 (or better), as well as, HTC Vive, and Sony’s Morpheus.

The Showdown demo and all its assets is available now for download directly through the ‘Learn’ section of Epic’s Games Launcher. Be sure to check it out!