DRIFT is a title about moving forward. Having won gold at Oculus’ “Gear VR Game Jam” in 2015, the developers promised to eventually bring the title to the Rift headset as well. That day has finally come, and the game has just launched on the Oculus store for all Oculus Home users to enjoy.
DRIFT puts players in a constantly moving world, where they must dip, duck, and dodge their way past obstacles as they fly through space. Players can use time manipulation to their advantage, and can slow it down to better avoid the barriers around them. Its low-poly style mixed with high intensity speed is a thrilling experience in a simple package, so this game should be worth a look if you haven’t checked it out already.
Barring the already exciting release of the title on Oculus’ own platform, the team has also announced something nobody had really expected: compatibility with Google’s upcoming Daydream VR headset.
In a recent email to VRFocus, Ferdinand Dervieux, co-founder of Sharpesense, who made the title, disclosed that DRIFT would be available to Daydream users on launch.
DRIFT is one of the launch titles for Daydream and will be released in the next few weeks.
This is great news, as it means more high quality content available on Gear VR will be making its way to Google’s new solution.
For the unfamiliar, Google Daydream VR is a standalone headset experiences designed to work with high-end smartphones. The platform uses a combination of gyroscopic motion tracking along with an actionable pointer to allow for an experience somewhere in between Google Cardboard and the HTC Vive. Seeing titles like DRIFT launch alongside the headset is an exciting prospect, and we hope to see more quality content launching on Daydream in the future.
Are you looking to pick up the title? We think it’s great that users of all Daydream compatible handsets will have the opportunity to experience the game.