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The First Oculus Rift Developer Kits May Start Shipping Tomorrow

March 17th, 2013 · No Comments · 3D / AR / VR / HMD

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The good news is that the first batch of Oculus Rift developer kits may finally start shipping to Kickstarter backers this Monday, the not so good news is that there will not be a Doom 3 BFG Edition copy supporting the Rift bundled as it was previously announced. The reason for that is that DOOM 3 BFG Edition will not support the Rift development kit by the time the kits begin shipping. So instead the team at Oculus is offering a few alternative options in the form of replacement awards instead of DOOM 3 BFG.

Replacement Rewards:

– $20 Steam Wallet credit, perfect for buying your next game on Steam (including DOOM 3 BFG Edition without Rift developer kit support if you still want it).
– $25 Oculus Store credit, which can be applied to future purchases at the Oculus Store including Oculus Latency Testers, new Oculus t-shirts, and more Rift development kits.
– A full refund for your pledge.

You’ll need to choose your new reward by logging into the Oculus Order Manager. Codes for the replacement rewards will be delivered in April. You’ll default to the Oculus Store credit if you don’t make a selection by April 5. Also while in the ORder Manager make sure you have an up to date address for delivery and change it if needed.

Now, since Doom 3 BFG Edition with Rift support probably will not be ready by the time the dev kits start reaching people the question what you will test the device with arises. The Oculus team suggests that the game Hawken might be ready with support for the Rift by that time, but we’ll see. Hopefully along with the Dev Kits we are also going to get access to the SDK, so even without games out to support it we could start playing with the device, though there was not word about that in the latest update.

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The Game Hawken with Support for the Oculus Rift 3D VR Headset

August 27th, 2012 · 3 Comments · 3D / AR / VR / HMD


Meteor Entertainment and Adhesive Games have announced their partnership with Oculus to make their upcoming free-to-play multiplayer mech combat first person shooter called Hawken with support for the Oculus Rift stereo 3D-capable VR Headset when the game launches on 12.12.12. So this means that the DOOM 3 BGF Edition will not be the only game to support the Rift Dev Kits since we are still talking about development kits being shipped in December, with the consumer version of the device making appearance sometimes next year. Definitely good news and if you still haven’t heard about the Oculus Rift, then you should check it out and you still have a few more days until the Kickstarter project for the Oculus Rift Dev Kits officially ends, so you still have time to support it. With 4 more days left until the end of the Kickstarter project the number of backers is almost 8000 and the project has almost reached 2 million USD pledged by backers.

Fore more information about the Oculus Rift 3D VR Headset Kickstarter project…

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