Oculus Rift VR HMD Officially Supported by Hawken

Palmer Luckey’s Oculus Rift now has a second game officially supporting the revolutionary hardware. Hawken, a mecha FPS by game development studio Adhesive Games has announced along with its publisher Meteor Entertainment, that it will ship with Oculus Rift support. This is the second game to support the Rift following id Software’s Doom 3: BFG Edition.

Some of the special features the Hawken team annouced in their press release about the Rift include…

  • Everyone with a Rift will be able to pilot their Hawken mech in completely immersive, stereo 3D virtual reality.
  • Updates to gameplay, input, the cockpit, and the heads-up-display.
  • Exclusive Oculus VR cockpit that let’s the player look around inside the mech, independant of the mech’s direction, in full stereoscopic 3D.
  • Hawken is free-to-play, which means that anyone with a Rift can try Hawken in virtual reality on 12.12.12.

This is really an awesome title to have support the Rift. Being able to pilot a mecha is literally one of the quintessential things seen in movies and games. Now we just need to get Bandai to use for a Gundam game…

Hawken will be free to play and with its release date scheduled for December 12, 2012 (12/12/12/) for Windows PCs.

You can see more about the Oculus Rift here.

You can register for the Hawken Beta here.

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