So you've played Team Fortress 2, but have you played it while wearing a virtual reality (VR) headset? It wouldn't have made much sense to do so up until now, as Valve just announced a VR mode to the free-to-play title that it plans to release in the coming days. In doing so, Team Fortress 2 becomes the first game to officially support Oculus Rift, a VR headset that raised more than $2.4 million in funding on Kickstarter last summer.
Valve says anyone with an Oculus Rift Developer Kit will be able to use the headset to play every bit of Team Fortress 2 on the PC, including all game modes with support for all classes. The headset is available to pre-order for $300 and is expected to ship in May, 2013.
"When we first played an early version of Virtual Reality mode in Team Fortress we were blown away by the immersion we experienced.", said Joe Ludwig at Valve. "VR is just getting started, but it is going to have a big impact on gaming. This update will let us share that experience with more of the Team Fortress community."
Gamers may find the Oculus Rift prohibitively expensive, though if you do shell out for one, you'll be granted a unique Oculus Rift in-game hat, Valve says.