One of the early selling points of the Oculus Rift was the fact that it would have some commercial games to support it, allowing developers and hardcore tech enthusiasts to have working examples. Unfortunately, it seems that the first publicly displayed demo of the VR HMD, Doom 3: BFG Edition, will not have support by the time the Rift ships between now and April. This doesn’t mean that BFG Edition won’t support the Oculus Rift ever, but certainly not now.
As a result, Oculus is offering backers who pre ordered the Rift with Doom 3: BFG Edition a voucher to get the game on Steam if they still want it or to get a $25 dollar credit to use on the Oculus Store which will let you buy additional VR accessories such as testing equipment and parts.
This isn’t really a cause for concern for the young VR product for a few reasons. First of all, it’s id Software delaying a product. While we all love them here, we all know that they’ll get on it, eventually. Secondly, the Rift will still have a few games supporting it reportedly include Fallout 3, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Skyrim, Half-Life 2, Crysis, Far Cry, Unreal Tournament 3, via the Vireio Perception and VorpX drivers. Finally, it’s an SDK, not a consumer product. It’s shipping with Unreal Engine 3 and Unity support, so you developers out there can start making games right away. On the hand, the venerable and highly talented modder community can also write their own drivers if they wanted to.
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