16 years ago now John Carmack and the team at id Software brought us a step further to achieving virtual reality with Wolfenstein 3D. From today, though, you can actually play the game inside VR itself.
Earlier this month we reported that a Reddit user by the name of Brandalf-the-Green was working on bringing id’s beloved first-person shooter (FPS) even closer to a reality, complementing existing ports of Doom and Heretic in VR. Yesterday, the developer (under the fitting name of Further Beyond Studios) released its work with support for the HTC Vive.
Wolfenstein 3D VR is based upon the original shareware version of the game and features ten levels in which you storm the halls of the titular Nazi stronghold, gunning down anyone in your path. The VR version comes complete with support for Vive’s hand-controllers, letting you realistically aim guns for the first time. Weapons have been remodeled in 3D to help achieve the effect.
Support for the Oculus Rift and Windows VR headsets is also said to be on the way. If you like what you see, might we recommend an original VR shooter inspired by Wolfenstein and Doom by the name of Compound? There’s also Machine Games’ upcoming spin-off of its new Wolfenstein games, Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot, which is due to hit PC VR and PSVR sometime next year, though we weren’t too taken with that when we last played it.