Independent developer Simon Brown has revealed his work on a virtual reality (VR) port of the original QUAKE, a ground-breaking first-person shooter (FPS) originally released in 1996. The port, playable on the mobile VR head-mounted display (HMD) from Samsung and Oculus VR, Gear VR, is intended to be made available for gamers to download in the near future.
The unofficial port of QUAKE to VR, which can be seen in the video below, remains a work in progress. Brown is keen to ensure the port is a high quality adaptation and as such will feature a number of different control options typical to VR, ensuring minimal risk of players suffering from simulator sickness.
QUAKE was created by id Software and featured the programming skills of John Carmack and Michael Abrash, both of whom now hold positions at Oculus VR. It’s successor, QUAKE II, has already received an official endorsed VR adaptation. You can learn more about how to play QUAKE II in VR here and VRFocus will keep you updated with further progress on the Gear VR port of QUAKE.