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The Oculus Rift looks amazing. A pair of head-tracking, virtual-reality 3D goggles aimed at the general consumer? Count us in. In all of the excitement and news surrounding the upcoming piece of hardware, one thing has been bugging us a little bit: how many games will support this, and will developers be bothered to add Oculus Rift support to existing titles?

Turns out that developers don’t need to do a damn thing, because there’s a group of enthusiasts known as CyberReality who are making drivers for the Rift; drivers that will add support for some of the biggest first-person games of the last couple of years. Their project has been dubbed “Vireio”, or Virtual Reality Input Output, and the resulting drivers have managed to “pre-warp the image to match the Oculus Rift optics, handle custom aspect-ratios (needed for the Rift’s strange 8:10 screen), and utilize full 3D head-tracking.”

There are nine games working so far: Skyrim, Mirror’s Edge, Portal 2, Half-Life 2, Left 4 Dead, Unreal Tournament 3, Dear Esther, DiRT 2 and AaAaAA!!!.

Source: PC Gamer

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