Undoubtedly one of the more high-profile videogames to pledge support to the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) since its inception is War Thunder, the World War II-era massively multiplayer online (MMO) combat title from Gaijin Entertainment. The free-to-play experience quickly integrated Oculus Rift support into its intense brand of battles and has since kept up its support with updates adding Oculus Rift second development kit (DK2) integration and more. Now the title has launched a new access portal from Oculus VR’s official Share Beta.
Those interested can now download War Thunder for free on Oculus VR’s own platform. The title has been available since November 2012 but this marks the first time that the developer has shared through an official Oculus VR channel. Once set up, players can take part in historical battles, fighting cross-platform with the PlayStation 4 version of War Thunder, which is expected to see support for the Project Morpheus HMD in the future.
Gaijin Entertainment is currently preparing yet another update for War Thunder named Steel Generals. This update, which is expected to launch this year, will add to the title’s already-expansive roster of planes and tanks that players can pilot. It will also bring new features, improving War Thunder‘s spectator modes and streaming features as well as taking the title to version 1.45. The update will be free for everyone.
VRFocus will continue to follow War Thunder‘s progress, reporting back with all of the latest updates.