A Lucasarts classic has been given a thoroughly modern makeover, it’s received Oculus Rift DK2 support, thanks to the work of coder xLava.
Last year, shortly after George Lucas sold LucasFilm off to Disney for $4.05 Billion, Lucasarts – the interactive entertainment division of Lucas’ empire – was closed. Lucasarts was responsible for a pile of classic gaming franchises, one of which is regarded by many as one of the best made in the Star Wars universe.
Jedi Knight was the sequel to Dark Forces, and spawned two sequels. The third, Jedi Academy, was developed by Raven Software, who upon hearing of Lucasarts’ closure, decided to release the source code.
xLava took this source code and decided to work in virtual reality support and has now released an Oculus Rift DK2 compatible version. What’s more, xLava hasn’t just grafted pre-warping and stereoscopy onto the original game, he’s altered the HUD to be more comfortable in VR and permanent first person mode.
You can the latest build over at the project’s homepage here, including installation and configuration instructions.
We’ve not had a chance to give it a spin just yet. If you do, let us know what you thin in the comments below.