HTC Vive have a partnership with Steven Spielberg’s film adaptation of Ready Player One and at this year’s SXSW (South By Southwest festival) they revealed a number of VR games and experiences based on the movie. Surprisingly, according to Steam, at least one of the games will also officially support Windows Mixed Reality. Not only that, but it will also be free! Ready Player One: Rise Of The Gunters is being developed by Drifter Entertainment, the developer of Gunheart, and is a multiplayer (only?) FPS due for released on Steam sometime this month. Possibly on the same day as the movie, March 29th.

You can watch a trailer for Ready Player One: Rise Of The Gunters above and read more about it in this short description from its Steam page:

 

Ready Player One: Rise Of The Gunters

ABOUT THIS GAME

Ready Player One: Rise of the Gunters is a fast paced, arcade inspired, First Person Shooter built from the ground up for VR. Come experience the Ready Player One world for yourself!
Pick your gear, setup your Gunter and jump into the action with some friends. Compete against Gunters around the world to take out as many Sixers as possible before the time is up. Don’t forget to grab some powerups along the way, and watch out for those rocket troopers.

 

 

I will of course keep you updated if any of the other Ready Player One VR games are confirmed to have official Windows Mixed Reality support.

For anybody who doesn’t already know, Ready Player One is a sci-fi movie (based on a book) all about VR in the future. The VR parts set inside a massive online game world called The OASIS where players’ avatars are characters from classic games and movies. So Ready Player One in general could give VR a huge boost and make it fully mainstream. Well, that and Xbox VR of course. Hurry up Microsoft!

Are you looking forward playing a Ready Player One VR game? Let us know in the comments below or create a discussion in our (PC) Windows Mixed Reality VR Games forum.

 

System Requirements

Minimum

Processor: Intel Core i5
Memory: Not specified.
Graphics: NVidia GTX 970
DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 12 GB available space

Recommended

Processor: Intel Core i7
Memory: Not specified.
Graphics: NVidia GTX 1070
DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 12 GB available space

 

Screenshots

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Source: Ready Player One: Rise Of The Gunters' Steam Page