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Skyrim Fans To Get Oculus Rift Compatibility Soon

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Meant to be Seen is devoted to stereoscopic 3D games and the community has delivered Vireio Perception, which is a set of virtual reality drivers that are designed to work with the Oculus Rift headset that is upcoming.

Skyrim & other games to get Oculus Rift compatibility

This means that no effort is needed from developers for support for Oculus Rift as it is added to games that already exist. This includes games such as Skyrim, Left 4 Dead, Portal 2 and Mirrors Edge.

The do it yourself drivers may be launched commercially with a cost of under $50. This news came from CyberReality, who will launch alongside the Rift development kit support for nine games. These include the ones above (Skyrim, etc..), along with Unreal Tournament 3, Dear Esther and DiRT 2, more are to be added at a later date.

The drivers are unique in that the will be able to pre-warp the images to match the optics of Oculus Rift, deal with aspect ratios that are custom, which will be required for the 8:10 display of Rift, along with being able to make use of full three degree of freedom head tracking.

This seems a lot like how Nvidia’s 3D Vision drivers enabled stereoscopic 3D in their old PC games, with some success. Work is continuing on the drivers and more games will be added, this could bring the possibility that Oculus Rift may support games from a long way back, such as Jet Set Willy.

Oculus Rift has seen delays of three months and the developer kits are thought to be coming to Kickstarter backers in mid-march of this year.

Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii, PC, iPhone and Android games keep Berke busy at work all day. Honestly though we’re not sure why we’re paying him as it should be the other way around.