DiRT Rally, the racing sim from Codemasters, doesn’t have an official launch date for the Oculus Rift just yet, but in an Nvidia blog post announcing new optimized drivers for the game, we learned that the racer is coming soon to the Oculus Store and updating for VR support on Steam later this month.
According to Nvidia’s blog post, “DiRT Rally VR will launch with on [sic] the Oculus Store, while existing PC players will receive the update via Steam this month…” Although the language is vague, it seems as though the VR edition of Dirt Rally is somewhat of a short-term timed exclusive for the Oculus Store, although that could just be logistics of development at play. Either way, the release is being billed as “a custom-built virtual reality” version of the game.
Nvidia’s post makes no mention of HTC Vive support despite the planned VR update to the full Steam-accessible PC game later this month.
During Dirt Rally‘s time as an Early Access title on Steam, DK2 owners got a chance to experience the game with it’s built-in preliminary VR support. As Road to VR‘s senior editor Paul James put it when all new support for the consumer Rift came to light back in May, headset support “was rudimentary at best, broken at worst…”
Since then however, Codemasters has shown Dirt Rally working on consumer Rifts as late as E3 2016 this past June.
At the time of this writing, the PC version of Dirt Rally is currently going for $49.99, and has an overall 91% user rating.