Valve to unveil Team Fortress 2 virtual reality port at GDC 2013

Jan 17, 2013
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Valve to unveil Team Fortress 2 virtual reality port at GDC 2013

Remember the Oculus Rift at CES last week? Of course you do -- it was only one of the top stories of the entire show, and we want one pretty badly. Now, Valve is preparing a version of Team Fortress 2 that will utilize virtual reality devices like the Oculus Rift, and the company is planning to show it off at the Game Developers Conference in March.

Organizers from the annual conference have announced that Valve has scheduled two talks during the week, both of which will focus on porting Team Fortress 2 to virtual reality goggles, as well as overall research and development challenges dealing with head-mounted displays and tracking systems.

These two presentations will give developers a rare look into Valve’s game development process, and will provide a better idea of all the successes and failures that the Valve team met along the way. These talks could also provide further insight into the progress that game developers are making with virtual reality games.

Overall, it'll be interesting to see what Valve dumps on us come late March, and hopefully the ability to play Team Fortress 2 using virtual reality will be available in the near future. With the popularity of the Oculus Rift already at full steam, it should only be a matter of time before we see some awesome games come to the new platform.


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