Though the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset is still not yet a reality, it's already gained plenty of traction in the way of its success. Currently, its Kickstarter sits uncomfortably close to $2 million with just a few days left until its fundraising period closes. It also doesn't hurt that the headset has the support of id Software's John Carmack, who liked the headset so much that he saw fit to make the the re-release of DOOM 3, the BFG Edition, support gameplay with the Oculus Rift.
The Oculus Rift is wisely seeking out more developers to develop for the headset... and it seems to be doing so with success.
Recently, Adhesive Games announced that its first title, the free-to-play mech game Hawken, would support the Oculus Rift. Considering the legacy of mech games like Steel Battalion, which was known for the complex hardware controls that shipped with the title, having a VR headset interface for a first person shooter mech combat game couldn't be more fitting.
The Oculus Rift developer kit is expected to ship sometime in December 2012 (the release date for the public is still to be determined.) Coincidentally, Hawken's projected release date is December 12, 2012, where those who funded the Oculus Rift Kickstarter will get the first peek at a mech combat interface within a VR headset.