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Experience bullet time in Epic's crazy VR demo

Timothy J. Seppala, @timseppala
September 2, 2015
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Game-tech powerhouse Epic Games and its Unreal Engine are capable of some seriously impressive stuff, and now the North Carolina-based outfit wants you to experience what it's capable of in the virtual reality space. "Showdown" is the demo that the outfit's been showing off at industry events for the past year or so (I got to try it at CES back in January) and it's by far the most bad-ass bullet-time walk toward a hulking, missile-happy, bipedal robot I've ever experienced. The path is predetermined, sure, but as the street explodes into chaos around you, it's entirely possible to duck down or peer around objects like pop cans or even cars as they hurtle toward you in slow motion.

Epic says that the "project and all its assets" are available for immediate download and it's compatible with the Oculus Rift Dev Kit 2 and beyond as well as Sony's Project Morpheus, and the HTC Vive Steam VR setup. Oh, and it's free.

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