Dirt Rally 2.0 VR Surprise Launches On Rift, Index And Vive

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Surprise! Durt Rally 2.0 VR is now available on PC VR headsets.

Back in Februrary, we reported that Codemaster’s latest racing game would get Oculus Rift support this summer. The game launched without VR support later that month. Now you can play the entire original title inside the Rift. But here’s a nice surprise; OpenVR support means you can play it on the HTC Vive and Valve Index headsets too.

“Ever since VR was teased many months ago it’s been at the top of the community’s wishlist and now it’s here,” Codemasters wrote on Steam. “This is the perfect time to revisit the game or jump in for the very first time.”

The Dirt Rally series is known for its visceral first-person gameplay, which makes it a great fit for VR (if a little uncomfortable). Check out the first trailer for the support below.

This is almost exactly what happened with the first Dirt Rally. It released without VR support initially before coming to Rift and then, later on, on PSVR. We were big fans of that support, at the time calling it the new high watermark for VR racing games. Three years on, that hasn’t changed; last week we included Dirt Rally in our list of the best VR racing games.

That paints an encouraging picture for Dirt Rally 2.0 VR. We’ll try and bring you full impressions as soon as possible. The game costs $59.99 on the Oculus Store and the same on Steam. This being a racing game, it’s best played with a gamepad controller. It doesn’t support motion controls.  And that’s it; get to enjoying Dirt Rally 2 VR!



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