Earlier this week Codemasters released its anticipated patch for top-down racing videogame, Toybox Turbos, adding support for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). Oddly enough, today sees the launch of another patch for another top-down racer, again adding support for the device. This time it’s BlazeRush from indie developer Targem Games that’s treating fans to VR support with a free patch integrating the Oculus Rift’s second development kit (DK2) and bringing the title to version 1.0.3.
Targem Games actually describes its take on the genre as an ‘arcade racing survival game’ that supports four-player local multiplayer and eight-player online. A total of sixteen different cars are available for players to race round dozens of courses, set on three different planets. Players can use different weapon power ups to take out the opposition, usually causing a large degree of havoc as cars veer off the track in flames. In some maps racers will be pursued by a huge mechanical digger that will destroy them on impact.
BlazeRush is currently available for £5.24 GBP as part of Steam’s ongoing holiday sale. For those that want to sample the title before picking it up, a demo is currently available over on Oculus VR’s official Share Beta on PC. The sample allows players to face off against AI opponents. The title is available on Mac or Linux, although it’s not clear if VR support is currently included in these versions. VRFocus will continue to follow the title’s progress, reporting back with any further updates on it.