Oculus Rift No Longer Shipping with Doom 3
Unfortunately, DOOM 3 will no longer be coming to Oculus Rift as a launch title.
With GDC rolling around next week, it's no surprise that news (and rumors) are leaking out about the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.
When the Oculus Rift first unveiled its Kickstarter, id Software legend John Carmack favored it with his endorsement. Presumably, a working relationship blossomed out of it, allowing Oculus Rift to land a deal to bring DOOM 3: BFG support at launch. For whatever reason, DOOM 3: BFG will no longer be a launch title for the Oculus Rift, and no date has been specified for when it might come.
As compensation, thee Oculus Rift devs have graciously offered up $20 Steam Wallet or $25 Oculus Store credit to all those who've purchased dev kits.
However, not everything is the bad or the ugly this week for the Oculus Rift. There were rumblings originating from Road to VR that a software update, touching down during GDC, would unlock an "experimental virtual reality mode" to allow Oculus Rift dev kit owners to play Team Fortress 2. Players will, naturally, receive a special Team Fortress 2 hat.
Engadget's recently confirmed that Team Fortress 2 will actually be Oculus Rift's first official launch game, and that Valve would be pushing out an update within the next few weeks. Unfortunately, Team Fortress 2 for VR will only be initially supported on PC. Mac OS X and Linux support are a possibility for the future.