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AR/VR Weekly | Aug. 28, 2019

Baby Rage has my attention.  The studio released Extreme Tactical Executions last week. It's a shoote
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Baby Rage has my attention. 
The studio released Extreme Tactical Executions last week. It’s a shooter, and it’s on both PC and VR platforms. Nothing special here so far. So, why does this have your interest, Jason? Well, simple – Baby Rage plans to pair players on PC and in VR together against hordes of robots. 
As far as I can tell, it’s the first game to offer such cross-platform multiplayer.
Now, shooting waves of robots isn’t my style. Baby Rage, though, has all this going on in one application. You don’t need a separate VR version. 
Does it make sense to make games for such cross-platform play? It depends on the game and what the designers are going for. Putting VR into the standard release feels like a no-brainer to me. Look at No Man’s Sky – its Beyond expansion is getting tons of VR attention. That’s fantastic. Cross-platform development sure wasn’t practical for No Man’s Sky, but maybe it will be for other games.
And players will be able to explore alongside their friends in headsets … or show them how a game might be better in VR. 
And that could help expand the VR market. 
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– Jason Wilson, GamesBeat managing editor

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