Valve’s Group Fortress 2 is Oculus Rift’s first recreation, free ‘VR Mode’ replace coming quickly
We have recognized for a while now that Valve was engaged on digital actuality help for its perpetually up to date free-to-play shooter, Staff Fortress 2. The corporate’s even giving a duo of talks on the upcoming Recreation Developer’s Convention on the difficulties of recreation improvement for digital actuality. What we did not know, nevertheless, is that stated help can also be headed to shoppers as “VR Mode,” and it will get pushed to PC Group Fortress 2 gamers “someday inside the subsequent couple of weeks.” However how will you play it? Easy: Staff Fortress 2 is the Oculus Rift‘s first official recreation.
Valve programmer Joe Ludwig revealed as a lot throughout a current go to Engadget paid to the Bellevue, Wash.-based mostly recreation firm. “This can be a mode that everyone who has a Rift dev package and entry to Workforce Fortress 2 will have the ability to play, simply on public and in the identical servers that everyone else is enjoying in,” Ludwig stated. In fact, “everyone” does not embrace Mac or Linux TF2 gamers simply but. “We do not have a Mac or Linux SDK from Oculus fairly but, however as soon as we get these, we’ll get it ported over to these different platforms,” he defined. Oculus tells us these SDKs are coming. “The Oculus SDK will solely help Home windows at launch, however we plan so as to add help for OS X and Linux as shortly as potential. It is only a matter of time,” Oculus VP of product Nate Mitchell says.
We’ll have extra from our go to to Valve within the coming hours, so maintain an eye fixed out!
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