Report filed by Rakan Stanbouly
Having been shown during this past E3, the new Oculus Rift virtual reality device has demolished its Kickstarter goals with a month to spare. Having already been endorsed by John Carmack (id Software) during E3, many more developers have come out in support of the project since its launch on the crowdfunding site, including Cliff Bleszinski (Epic Games), Gabe Newell (Valve), and David Helgason (Unity). John Carmack has recently clarified on Twitter that while he is endorsing Rift, but he is not officially “backing it” in any way. Markus “Notch” Persson (Mojang), on the other hand, recently announced his support for the Kickstarter through his Twitter, stating that, “High odds our games will support it, assuming we can get it to work.”
Dev kits will come with an un-assembled Rift prototype, along with a copy of “BFG Edition” of Doom 3, the first game to support the Oculus Rift. The makers of the Oculus are also working with Unity and Unreal to bring out-of-the-box integrations with both the respective engines. No word on when a consumer release or price range will be announced.