The developer Resolution Games threw Demeo from a headset Lenovo ThinkRealitypowered by a phone Motorola. Our colleagues fromUploadVR were able to take some shots in a summary video (in 3ᵉ part) that we present to you now:
As you can see in the video, I’AR works by anchoring the game board to a surface such as a desk. You are still able to see other characters that are in the environment next to you. This is not a full game working in AR, but indeed from a technical demo, in other words a Proof of concept. Paul Brady, co-founder and president of Resolution Gamessaid :
We’ve only had the consumer SDK for about three weeks, so we’ve put together a little demo experience for people to see the potential of what an AR tabletop roleplaying experience could be.
Whether Resolution Games does not officially announce a port of Demeo in AR for all helmets at the moment, the idea of offering it in the future is clearly envisaged. Paul Brady would have said about it:
Through the adoption and use of OpenXR, we can easily get a place and make our game available for many devices, so we are very willing to do that. Demeo’s average playtime sessions are between two and three hours, the ability to be in AR, where you can see your environment around you, is an option that many gamers will really appreciate in the future.
What do you think ? Would you rather challenge your buddies in the shade of a tavern drinking pints or immerse yourself completely in your Quest and feel the pearly drops throughout your adventure? Do not hesitate to tell us in comments.
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