Oculus Rift dev kits wont ship with promised copy of Doom 3

first_imgTo say that the Oculus Rift Kickstarter was a success last year is a bit of an understatement. The team asked for $250,000, but ended up raising $2,437,429. However, an update posted over the weekend has informed backers that one of the promised deliverables with the dev kits can no longer be included.Originally, anyone pledging enough money to receive an Oculus Rift dev kit would also get a copy of Doom 3 BFG Edition thrown is as a way of saying thanks. But Doom 3 will no longer be shipped, simply because it won’t be ready in time.In order for any game to work with the Oculus Rift headset it needs to include support. As Doom 3 is already available to buy, it meant going back into the source code and updating the game to make it compatible with the VR headset. That process is taking longer than expected and will not be completed in time for the launch of the Rift dev kits. It’s also worth noting that this doesn’t seem to be a fault of the Oculus VR team, but whoever is updating the game internally at id Software/Bethesda.If you are one of the backers affected by this, don’t worry, alternatives are being offered. To make up for the lack of Doom 3 you can choose to have $20 of Steam Wallet credit, $25 of Oculus Store credit, or if you are really upset a complete refund is available.I don’t think the Oculus VR team can be any fairer than that, and I suspect most backers will choose to take the Steam Wallet credit. You also have to remember that Doom 3 is still coming to the Oculus Rift, and chances are id may release it as a free update in the near future. Worst case: it costs $20 or so.last_img

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