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Team Fortress 2 to get Oculus Rift support

In an unexpected twist, Valve's free-to-play online shooter will be the first game to officially fully support the Oculus Rift VR headset.

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Doom 3 BFG Edition was expected to be the first showcase for the headset's 3D VR capabilities, but as reported earlier today, that game won't be ready in time for launch, forcing Oculus to offer refunds to potentially disappointed Kickstarter backers.

Valve programmer Joe Ludwig has, however, confirmed to Engadget that Team Fortress 2 PC (Windows) players will receive an update "within the next couple of weeks" to add a 'VR Mode' to the game.

"This is a mode that everybody who has a Rift dev kit and access to Team Fortress 2 will be able to play, just on public and in the same servers that everybody else is playing in," he said.

"We don't have a Mac or Linux SDK from Oculus quite yet, but once we get those, we'll get it ported over to those other platforms," added Ludwig.

The Kickstarter-funded Oculus Rift 3D virtual reality headset will ship to backers in April.

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