Crytek's Back to Dinosaur Island VR game is on Steam

And it's free.

Crytek's virtual reality game Dinosaur Island is on Steam now - and it's a free download.

The Oculus Rift tech demo begins with you as a baby dinosaur in a nest. You're then free to explore the jungle environment, interact with eggs and a dragonfly, before meeting a huge dinosaur. The video, below, gives you an idea of what it's about.

Be warned: the system requirements are pretty steep:


  • OS: Windows 7, 8 or 10 (64bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-2600K CPU @3.40GHz
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 980 or AMD Radeon R9 290
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space

You also need an Oculus Rift DK2 to run it.

Crytek said the system requirements are such because, as a virtual reality game, Back to Dinosaur Island requires a high frame-rate to guarantee a comfortable experience (Crytek's aiming for 75 frames-per-second rendered twice for an "optimal experience"). If you run it on weaker hardware, you'll have lower frame-rates, and thus a poorer experience.

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