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Team Fortress 2 first official Oculus Rift game

Team Fortress 2 is preparing for a whole new kind of hat: Valve revealed to Engadget today that the free-to-play shooter will be the first game with official Oculus Rift support. Virtual reality will hit the general population within a few weeks.

"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," Valve programmer Joe Ludwig said. Those players will just happen to be looking through the 3D, motion-tracking headset which was amply Kickstarted last year.

Only PC players will get to enjoy watching their own gibs fly around in 3D at first, but Ludwig said Mac and Linux will follow as quickly as possible. Hopefully it will take some of the sting off Doom 3: BFG Edition not being ready to support the development kits as announced.

9 comments

  • sandplasma - March 19, 2013 3:42 p.m.

    The hat thing is not funny anymore. I'm glad its being supported, can't wait to try it!
  • Swedish_Chef - March 19, 2013 8:06 a.m.

    If I wear this while using Pyrovision goggles will I enter the 4th spacial dimension?
  • Elgyem - March 19, 2013 2:30 p.m.

    I'd be more worried about getting jarate'd while wearing this.
  • kaleb-mayhew - March 19, 2013 6:23 p.m.

    they tried it in the studio it worked a bout 3% of the time 55% of the time it wold put you in the game though like for reals
  • Rub3z - March 19, 2013 1:51 a.m.

    Of course, Valve's baby TF2 gets the chance to say "ZOMG First!!!11!! lolol" when it comes to VR. It's actually *a bit* hard for me to picture what the stylized gib-fest would look like in VR... maybe over the summer I can save up for a headset and see for myself... :)
  • shawksta - March 18, 2013 5:49 p.m.

    oooh, interesting
  • blakebeauchamp - March 18, 2013 4:53 p.m.

    but does it come with a hat?
  • cricket0 - March 19, 2013 3:40 a.m.

    Oculus Rift... IS A HAT! DUHN DUHN DUH!!!!
  • brickman409 - March 18, 2013 3:35 p.m.

    thats awesome, this thing might take off with support from valve

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