Respawn Entertainment are working on a "super secret" VR project.

Oculus Rift headset

Oculus Rift headset

The game developers behind the hugely popular 'Titanfall' franchise have announced they are set to start working on a project in connection with Oculus, who produce the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headsets.

However, Respawn has insisted the project is not connected to the 'Titanfall' franchise, nor will it be linked to the 'Star Wars' game, after claiming in March they are also working on their third title in the movie spin-off franchise.

Instead, the VR project will be a whole new franchise for the game developers, and whilst details are being kept under wraps, they have revealed the title will be a first-person action game which will hit shelves sometime in 2019.

And the developers are currently working on trying to capture a realistic first-person combat experience.

Speaking during the Oculus Connect event this week, Respawn CEO Vince Zampella said: "We really want to depict being a soldier in combat in a more fully fleshed out and realistic way."

Meanwhile, Respawn Entertainment released 'Titanfall 2' last year to rave reviews, despite Vince previously claiming he was "disappointed" by the initial sales of the game.

He said: "The game was successful, it sold well, but it didn't quite sell as well as it should have. Maybe because it was super crowded, the pricing was aggressive - it was a rough window to launch our game. But we've got a really great fanbase. There's not really much negativity or acidity compared to other communities, so I'm very thankful for that. It's important for us to keep the franchise going.

"'We're doing more Titanfall,' which is the quote I'm supposed to say. We have our franchise creative director, who's in charge of safeguarding the franchise in multiple formats and making sure it continues to grow. There's some other things we're doing that haven't been announced just yet, but we're heavily invested in the Titanfall universe."