Virtual reality (VR) fans are likely looking towards Slightly Mad Studio’s upcoming Project CARs for their racing title fix this holiday season when it launches in November 2014. As it turns out, they won’t have to wait that long to play a big budget VR racing experience. UK developer Codemasters has surprised everyone by revealing that it will be adding Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) support to GRID Autosport in a patch due later this week.
“We’ve been tinkering with VR for a while now and have reached the stage where we believe it’s working pretty well,” the developer wrote in an official blog, “and as such, we’ve decided to allow you to experience it for yourselves.
The patch will include support for both the Oculus Rift’s first and second development kits (DK1 and DK2). Although integration is only ‘experimental’ for now, Codemasters has included some visual optimisations for the title. It also warns that some in-game options may cause crashes when used in Oculus mode. Other additions to the patch will include support for the upcoming Drag Race DLC pack.
GRID Autosport initially launched in June 2014 on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The title features 78 different vehicles that players can race across 22 locations. A specific date for the support is yet to be revealed. VRFocus will continue to follow GRID Autosport‘s VR support, reporting back with any further updates.