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Interactive 'Bullet Train' VR Demo Uses Oculus Touch Controllers

During Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe's keynote at Oculus Connect 2, Epic Games showed off its latest VR project, titled Bullet Train. Unlike the company's previous demo, Showdown, which only had the player as an observer of a series of slow-motion events, Bullet Train is interactive, thanks to the Oculus Touch controller.

The gameplay starts, obviously, in a train, where the player loads a gun before the next platform stop, where he or she encounters multiple enemies. With the controller buttons and motions, the player can load bullets and shoot rifles, shotguns and handguns, and even capture small, incoming missiles from a large robot in this intense sequence.

The entire thing is very reminiscent of the classic Time Crisis arcade games, but instead of using the signature GunCon controller, the player is utilizing the Rift headset and Oculus Touch controllers to mimic the gunplay.

Bullet Train was created on Epic's Unreal Engine 4, which was announced as free-to-use at GDC in San Francisco earlier this year. Since that time, Epic Games CEO and founder Tim Sweeney said that over a million developers are using the free engine, with most of them using the tools to create new VR experiences like Bullet Train.

For those at Oculus Connect, the demo will be playable at the event. Our editor-in-chief Fritz Nelson is on the ground in Hollywood, California and he will provide more details about the new demo soon.
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