Samsung Gear VR Game 'Protocol Zero' Gets Free Downloadable Demo, Available Now Via Oculus Share Store

By Steve Buja , Updated Jan 06, 2015 03:43 PM EST

DeNA has released a demo version of VR stealth FPS game Protocol Zero, the first action title for the newly released Samsung Gear VR headset. A month and no FPS game? What took so long?

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Regardless of the withertos or whyfors, Protocol Zero hopes to “engage players in an intense, heart-pumping 360° experience.” Players, headset on, gamepad in hand, assume the role of a lone-wolf soldier who must infiltrate a war-torn city and eliminate enemy threats. It is not a traditional FPS title, as the game encourages stealth and silence above running in guns blazing.

“Samsung Gear VR Innovation Edition offers a thrilling experience of complete immersion and discovery in mobile games, and DeNA is excited to be amongst the first to tap into the device’s massive potential,” said Barry Dorf, vice president of partnerships and alliances at DeNA. “We’ve designed Protocol Zero to exclusively leverage the Note 4 and Oculus technology behind the Gear VR, including the smooth 360° scanning and movement around environments, use of hi-tech military optics, suspenseful action, and a point-to-point tactical gameplay experience.”

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The demo version is available now for free on Oculus Share. (Note: the store has not been updated with the demo yet, so be sure to bookmark this as a reminder)

While other such VR headsets, such as the Oculus Rift, are still only available to Developers, the Samsung Gear VR is fully available to consumers at this moment. Only certain Snapdragon enabled phones - such as the Galaxy Note 4 - are compatible at this time.

2015 could be the year VR breaks through. Perhaps Zero Protocol will lead the charge.

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