Entropia News: Entropia Universe supporting Oculus Rift and SteamVR

Discussion in 'Entropia News' started by EntropiaPlanets, May 5, 2015.

  1. Entropia Universe will deliver Real Cash Gaming for Oculus Rift Development Kit 2, SteamVR and more

    Gothenburg, Sweden – May 5, 2015 – Entropia Universe AB, the largest Massively Multiplayer Online Real Cash Economy (MMORCE) game, which over the last decade has set multiple Guinness World Records for Most Valuable Virtual Goods announced today that it is optimizing the Entropia Universe platform to fully Support Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 (DK2), Valve and HTC’s SteamVR and other immersive Virtual Reality platforms. Entropia Universe will provide developers with solutions for monetizing a wide variety of virtual games and applications in addition to its own award winning multi-planet MMOG universe. Entropia currently includes popular, independently-produced 3D Virtual Worlds such as Sci-Fi planets Calypso, Arkadia, Cyrene, and Arabian Nights inspired Planet Toulan, along with the Pop Culture world ROCKtropia with movie themed attractions that include KING KONG and ZOMBIE KONG produced by NEVERDIE Studios.

    “With Facebook’s Acquisition of Oculus and Valve producing its own immersive experience with HTC, Virtual Reality is on the threshold of becoming the great entertainment medium of the new millennium,” said David Simmonds, Entropia Universe AB’s head of business development.


    Entropia Universe has been live for over 12 years, setting world records and allowing players to enjoy unprecedented avatar longevity, secure virtual trading, a continuously evolving platform and content produced by independent game developers and major Hollywood studios. Entropia Universe’s proven leadership in the area of virtual monetization will play an essential role in the exciting future of Virtual Reality entertainment and they are committed to providing the solutions for monetization that are being looked for by both developers and the public.

    Entropia Universe is the largest Massively Multiplayer Online Real Cash Economy (MMORCE) game in the world. Players have no monthly costs, but deposit and withdraw real funds for their adventures on any planet in the Entropia Universe. For more information on Entropia Universe or to download the free game please visit www.entropiauniverse.com.

    About Entropia Universe AB

    Entropia Universe is the largest Real Cash Economy Massively Multiplayer Online Game in the world. Entropia Universe offers players the ability to participate in a unique virtual world where they have no monthly costs. Its innovative real money economy uses a virtual currency which has a fixed exchange rate with the US dollar. This allows players to deposit and withdraw real funds for their adventures on any virtual planet or in the real world. Entropia Universe uses a state of the art graphics engine to deliver the highest quality visuals in an MMO today.

    For more information on Entropia Universe please contact us at the email below or go to our website at http://www.entropiauniverse.com.

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  2. Nor Alien

    Nor Alien Wisker Fish

    Interesting! :geek:
  3. Nor Alien

    Nor Alien Wisker Fish

    Interesting! :geek: <---- lots of lag on the forums for me..... Double post, or is it that interesting!? :bduh::alcohol:
  4. RAZER

    RAZER Custom title ... uh ...

    OK my 2 cents here.
    I don't think it is a good idea and lemme tell you why.
    At the office we have a Rift and a while back I brought it home with me, played some of the demo things for it, which was fun, get Portal 2 to work and played that a while, untill I got sick. This weekend I brought it home again to try something for the office, which didn't work and did not try to play any game on it. What I mean is that the novelty wears off very quick and in the end you end up with a big heavy thing on your head, that is not that comfortable (especially with glasses).

    One other thing is that you need a very high end video card to run a game on that thing, mainly because it has to render the images 2x and with the lag EU already has for a lot of people I don't see this working very well. And there is more. CryEngine 2 does not support the Rift, so they would have to hack something together to get it to work, so that's not going to work either.

    So it is just another example of MA trying to get people in the game by this kind of news and in the end it doesn't work or is so bad that nobody uses it (ingame voice chat anyone?)
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  5. Typical MA, nothing new. Quick to make announcements, years, if ever to implement. Maybe McCormick will pop up to list them for us...I lost count.
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  6. Did MA or Neverdie release this?
  7. RAZER

    RAZER Custom title ... uh ...

    MA did
  8. Yeah I was guessing they did but then when seeing that they used RT Kong and how odd this sounds it kind of sounded like ND here more than MA..:bigsmile:
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  9. Wistrel

    Wistrel Kick Ass Elf

    Totally agree, see my other posts on the Rift. I haven't tried the latest vireo release for Crysis though so may have a go at that tonight and see how it stacks up on the rift (if I can get it working).

    I don't think MA will go through with this TBH. "optimizing the Entropia Universe platform to fully Support Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 (DK2)" they can't even optimise it to run on a normal PC! I'm not a frame rate snob at all, (can cope with 15-20fps normally) but on the Rift you NEED 75fps solid or else you get a sort of double vision. It is bearable but not nice for any length of time.

    There is no way MA can pull it off. Even 3d with cryengine 2 in entropia is a bit weird.
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  10. RAZER

    RAZER Custom title ... uh ...

    I just learned that the Oculus Rift consumer version will be for sale in Q1 2016. So a good reason for MA to postpone the VR support I guess :)
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  11. Feel free to search my "blog" for buzzwords. It got plenty of them. ;)

    madman oculus.jpg
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  12. I've been waiting for this for a couple years since I got the first Dev kit for the Oculus, I've played in VR many times since then and it is a great way to enjoy entropia.

    I have been sending support tickets in requesting this for some time, glad they finally are doing it!
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  13. They are not saying that they are actually doing it...
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  14. Wistrel

    Wistrel Kick Ass Elf

    Nananananananananananananana MADMAN!!! :D
  15. Wistrel

    Wistrel Kick Ass Elf

    McCormick has discovered that the next SDK release for the rift will phase out DX9 support... I guess we could call that "a problem" ;)
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  16. MA: OK all what the hell is all the this DX9/10/11 shit anyway?
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  17. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    Just another bad move ... but don't worry! They won't be able to run this. I mean, who would buy an OR and a new videocard or even a new comp to play EU?

    P.S. Once I bought a new comp for EU's conversation to CryEngine. But that was way in the past when I thought it could be a good idea to continue at a "higher level" with EU. But nowadays?
    Last edited: May 9, 2015
  18. I would and did...but yes not for the new device :)
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  19. no problem.jpg
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  20. Nor Alien

    Nor Alien Wisker Fish

    I'm still thinking this will be a hot seller with the porn industry! :sneaky:
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