Nvidia – producer of powerful computer graphics – saving life of gamers since 1999. Now this GPU maker is going to become a major game producer too.Yes happy news gamers, Nvidia launched their first ever game and it’s a VR based game.
Yesterday,the company unveiled their first ever video game, VR Funhouse, alongside their unique and powerful screenshotting tool called Ansel.
The game is available for free via Valve’s Steam distribution platform for entertainment titles but is only playable on the $799 HTC Vive VR system. Vive itself is awesome if you can deal with the challenging setup, and devote a decent amount of physical space, free of obstacles, for what’s known as room-scale VR. Nvidia is opening up the source code inside VR Funhouse to developers.
VR Funhouse – Built using Unreal Engine 4 and demonstrates a number of VRWorks and GameWorks technologies, including FleX particle-based simulations, Nvidia Flow fluid simulations, HairWorks, PhysX, and Multi-Res Shading.
Playing VR Funhouse will require an immensely powerful gaming rig. To run the game just on ‘low’ settings, you’ll need to have a GeForce GTX 1060, 1070, 980 Ti, or Titan X in your system. If you have a GTX 1080, you can play at medium quality, while high quality requires a single GTX 1080 or two GTX 1070s, Titan Xs, or 980 TIs in SLI. On top of that, GPU PhysX effects require a dedicated GTX 980 Ti or greater.
And newly released camera tool called Nvidia Ansel will let gamers to capture stunning 360-degree imagery from within the games they play. The catch is that Ansel can only be activated in supported games. At launch, the only game that supports Ansel is Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, although Nvidia is working on support for other titles like The Witcher 3. To use Ansel, you’ll need to install the latest Nvidia drivers and game updates for Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, then press Alt+F2 during gameplay.
Nvidia also relesed GeForce 368.81 WHQL-certified graphics card drivers, which are Game Ready for a collection of VR titles: VR Funhouse, Raw Data, Obduction, Everest VR, and The Assembly. This driver can be downloaded automatically though GeForce Experience, or manually through our driver download section.