John Carmack has confirmed that Doom 4 will support the Oculus Rift VR headset.
Doom 3: BFG Edition will be the first game to make use of the headset, which is still in development, and Carmack is going to import the same technology into the sequel.
Speaking at QuakeCon, Carmack said, “I’m excited for once Doom 3 ships, and gets out there, I’ll put all this stuff into the Doom 4 platform, which will be nice to take our current top-of-the-line stuff and have that in virtual reality.”
“It’s going to be a fully supported feature on there, because I think I could justify – based on the response that we got from our 8-year-old re-release title on here, when we finally do end up giving demos on Doom 4, we’re gonna say, ‘Okay, here’s all this great stuff, run through all this stuff,’ everybody has a great time, and then at the end you can play it in virtual reality, and that’ll just put the stamp on everything. So I think I have good justification for my continued involvement in it.”
Carmack has been singing the praises of the device since E3, and the headset has since gone on to raise over $1 million on Kickstarter, in just two days.
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