Neil Barnden talks about the difficulty of converting Carmageddon to VR.
Stainless Games’ Carmageddon: Max Damage may not have blown our minds on PC but it will be heading to the Xbox One and PS4 later this year.
GamingBolt had a chance to speak to Neil Barnden, brand director and studio co-founder, about whether both versions would run at 1080p resolution and 60 FPS. “The game runs at 1080p/900p on PS4/Xbox One respectively, and at 30fps – in line with a large number of other games in the current console market.”
What’s more interesting is whether it could arrive on PlayStation VR. Novel morbidity aside, it won’t be happening any time soon. Barnden said, “VR is far better suited to 1st person gaming experience than one designed for a 3rd person view. We did recently implement a 1st person view into C:MD (again, as a response to community feedback), but because the cars weren’t designed with this view in mind it’s often a less than perfect experience (albeit fun!). So no – at present we have no plans to do a VR version.
“It would be better to start from scratch on a new game design, with VR as a focus from the outset.”
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