Skyrim, Portal 2, and More to Get Oculus Rift 3rd Party Support

As we all count down the days until we can get our hands on the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, a third-party toolset is adding support to some classic older games so that you can relive them in VR glory.

Called Vireio Perception, the toolset is a new driver that adapts older games to the VR technology. Meant To Be Seen community member/developer “Cybereality” explains:

“Perception is basically a new stereo 3D driver with 3DOF head-tracking. Although only a handful of titles are supported at the moment, the experience you get with the driver is something that is not possible with current 3rd party options. In particular, it will pre-warp the image to match the Oculus Rift optics, handle custom aspect-ratios (needed for the Rift’s strange 8:10 screen), and utilize full 3DOF head-tracking.”

Nine titles are currently supported to some degree: Left 4 Dead, Half-Life 2, Portal 2, Skyrim, Mirror’s Edge, AaaaAAaaAAA!!!, Unreal Tournament 3, Dear Esther, and DiRT 2. The project is open source and free, so all Rift owners will have immediate access to the Perception.

What games do you want to play in VR? Amnesia?


via RPS

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3 Comments on Skyrim, Portal 2, and More to Get Oculus Rift 3rd Party Support

SevenCell

On January 14, 2013 at 11:19 am

Mirror’s Edge in virtual reality?
I predict numerous newspaper stories of people falling to their deaths after misjudging a hop between skyscrapers.

eben

On January 17, 2013 at 1:11 pm

where can I get my hands on this driver? Im waiting for my dev rift to be delivered and I’am really hoping to try some of these older titles in VR

Tobalayer

On February 11, 2013 at 8:30 am

What’s the map of Portal up there? There isn’t a caption!! :@