Epic space game stuck in 2D for the foreseeable future.
We’ve been a huge champion of Elite: Dangerous on the Oculus Rift ever since we first laid our eyes on its spare-faring wonder in 2014. Thanks to VR, an entire universe comes to life on the Rift, one that’s explorable via your very own spacecraft (or fleet of spacecraft if you really get into the game).
Unfortunately, however, we’re unlikely to see support for both the Oculus 0.7.0.0 runtime and Windows 10. Revealed just hours ago in the official Elite: Dangerous forum, the development team updated the community with the news that neither they nor technicians from Oculus can get the game to work on the latest SDK. It’s surprising news, especially given how fantastic Elite is to play in virtual reality — the medium literately transforms the game into one of the most immersive and impressive gaming experiences ever created.
So, if you’re a current Elite: Dangerous gamer, and haven’t updated to either Windows 10 or the Oculus 0.7 runtime, we’d advise holding off for now. Fingers crossed the game works with the eventual Oculus 1.0 runtime release, because if not the Rift has lost one of its best experiences to date.
UPDATE: Frontier Support has confirmed that the game will support the Oculus 1.0 Runtime: https://twitter.com/Frontier_Help/status/652051717144604672?s=09