In the latest update to Valve‘s classic sci-fi first-person shooter Half-Life 2, the developer added official support for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, making it the second game from Valve to support the new VR device, with Team Fortress 2 being the first game that received the green light.
Valve programmer and lead developer of the Oculus Rift-ified Team Fortress 2 Joe Ludwig announced support for Half-Life 2 on the Oculus Developer Forums. The beta for the VR version of the game is out now, and Ludwig says that the port should be shipping to everyone “in a few weeks,” allowing Oculus Rift owners to take advantage of the Valve game. However, Ludwig notes that this particular port is “a bit more raw” than the Team Fortress 2 port when it first was released for the Oculus Rift, so gamers will definitely experience some bugs in the game, and Valve is already aware of a few themselves, including problems with HUD and and the zoomed-in UI. As for other Valve titles that will make their way through the Oculus Rift development process, Valve says that more of their games will be heading to the VR headset, including the Portal and Left 4 Dead series, which have already gone through some testing phases. However, no more details were given about upcoming games. [via Polygon] [Source: Oculus Developer Forums] Story Timeline Oculus Rift development kits now shipping Oculus Rift dev kit teardown earns tinkering praise Oculus Rift finally gets the reaction virtual reality always wanted Oculus Rift and Omnidirectional treadmill show the future of gaming Skyrim gets demoed on Oculus Rift VR headset Half-Life 2 Oculus Rift support official is written by Craig Lloyd .