The Oculus Rift headset is getting ready to be released on the masses, and the first game you’ll be able to play is Team Fortress 2.
Within the next few weeks Valve will be patching in VR support for Team Fortress 2, meaning that all of you fine folks who purchased an Oculus Rift headset will be able to actually play something with it. Valve Programmer Joe Ludwig told Engadget “This is a mode that everybody who has a Rift dev kit and access to Team Fortress 2 will be able to play, just on public and in the same servers that everybody else is playing in,” Currently Oculus Rift headsets will only work on the PC version but Valve expects Mac and Linux support to be released in the near future. “We don’t have a Mac or Linux SDK from Oculus quite yet, but once we get those, we’ll get it ported over to those other platforms.” Ludwig told Engadget.
The Oculus Rift was originally funded via Kickstarter and gained some attention when ID Programmer John Carmack Discussed its development during last year’s Quake Con. If you didn’t pre-order an Oculus Rift you still can on the official website but be ready to drop some serious dough because the headset costs $300 excluding shipping costs.