Dynamic Digital Depth, producers of a suite of 3D Driver products to enhance PC media and games by adding stereoscopic 3D support have just announced a new beta release with support for the Oculus Rift.
TriDef Gets Rifted
Stereoscopic 3D gaming wasn’t always as easily accessible as it is today. In fact, it’s not so long ago that it was almost exclusively the preserve of dedicated enthusiasts. As someone who stumbled around the murky early days of S3D, trying to reach 3D gaming nirvana was pretty depressing stuff. Early shutter glasses, like those from eDimensional (I still have mine) were great but software support was incredibly sparse and fragile. nVidia finally started pushing their proprietary system to sell their GPUs but things were still far from ideal. This is why communities like MTBS3D formed, to shine some light on the darkness and try to make the best of things.
DDD entered the scene in 2007 with a suite of software to try to remedy the situation and since then have become a feature rich, mature and respected 3D injection driver. With a supported games list approaching 800, they have a good pedigree. And now they’ve decided to dip their toe in the Virtual Reality pond with a new beta release of their TriDef ignition drivers with Experimental support for the Oculus Rift.
This initial release, available to existing customers and those who want to try out their 14 day trial, currently supports just 8 games but each with Stereoscopic 3D, head tracking and the pre-warping required for viewing games in your Rift. Supported games list is as follows: BioShock 2, Crysis, Fallout 3, Half-Life 2, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Borderlands 2, Metro: Last Light
..initial reports are good considering the driver’s beta status. It’s also clear that games not on the official supported list are playable already.
We’ll have more on TriDef soon.