Oculus Rift no longer shipping with Doom BFG | PCGamesN

Oculus Rift no longer shipping with Doom BFG

OculusVR, makers of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, have reportedly emailed buyers of the development kit to tell them that it will no longer be shipping with a copy of Doom 3 BFG, claiming that they’ve “been informed that DOOM 3 BFG Edition will not support the Rift development kit by the time we begin shipping.” It’s not all bad news, however: the headset makers are providing each buyer with Steam store credit and Oculus store credit by way of recompense.

I say reportedly up top because I’ve yet to secure confirmation from Oculus themselves but one plucky Neogaf user, CrashPrime, has posted a copy of the email he says the company sent him:

“Update on DOOM 3

“When we launched the Kickstarter campaign, we said we’d bundle a copy of DOOM 3 BFG Edition with each development kit as an extra “Thank you.” Unfortunately, we’ve been informed that DOOM 3 BFG Edition will not support the Rift development kit by the time we begin shipping.
Since DOOM 3 won’t be available, we’d like to try and make it up to you.

“Replacement Rewards
If you were supposed to receive a DOOM 3 BFG Edition, we’ll replace it with one of the following rewards:

“- $20 Steam Wallet credit, perfect for buying your next game on Steam (including DOOM 3 BFG Edition without Rift developer kit support if you still want it).

“- $25 Oculus Store credit, which can be applied to future purchases at the Oculus Store including Oculus Latency Testers, new Oculus t-shirts, and more Rift development kits.

“- A full refund for your pledge. If you’re unhappy with the options above, we completely understand. Email us at support@oculusvr.com, and we’ll be happy to discuss your specific order or refund your pledge in full.

“You’ll need to choose your new reward by logging into the Oculus Order Manager:https://www.oculusvr.com/sales/

Doom 3 was the first game used to demonstrate the capabilities of the Oculus Rift and advertised as coming bundled with headset as part of the Kickstarter campaign. Mind, the Steam store credit will cover the cost of a copy of Doom 3 and that will receive the compatibility update in the future.

We've reached out to OculusVR to try and confirm this news.

Login or Register
Try these free to play games
?

These are affiliate links - clicking them and playing the games directly supports PCGamesN

Spotlight
?

Our Spotlight units plug content our journalists have made, that our advertisers want to promote. Sometimes the promotion is paid for, but the content they go to is always independent with no client oversight or approval.

Alienware - Game VictoriousTurtle Beach
How Magic Duels: Origins is adapting to the evolution of the digital CCG

Magic Duels

How Magic Duels: Origins is adapting to the evolution of the digital CCG

Chaos Reborn goes single player with otherworldly new trailer

Chaos Reborn goes single player with otherworldly new trailer

Star Citizen's executive producer has left Cloud Imperium

Star Citizen's executive producer has left Cloud Imperium

Smite's World Championship prize pool has been capped at $1 million

Smite's World Championship prize pool has been capped at $1 million

Watch Consortium: The Tower Prophecy's striking gameplay teaser

Watch Consortium: The Tower Prophecy's striking gameplay teaser

Ubisoft’s Yves Guillemot: “we learned from the Watch Dogs experience”

Ubisoft’s Yves Guillemot: “we learned from the Watch Dogs experience”

Hai's return to Cloud9 can't stop team's slide as League of Legends team falls to 3-9

League of Legends

Hai's return to Cloud9 can't stop team's slide as League of Legends team falls to 3-9

Cloud Imperium Games opens new Frankfurt office for further Star Citizen development

Cloud Imperium Games opens new Frankfurt office for further Star Citizen development

Dean Hall’s Ion is EVE Online meets Minecraft,  has a “solid road map”

Dean Hall’s Ion is EVE Online meets Minecraft, has a “solid road map”

New EVE Online characters could start with 1-2 months worth of skills already learnt

New EVE Online characters could start with 1-2 months worth of skills already learnt

The Fallout 4 modding scene has already started

The Fallout 4 modding scene has already started

Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide burns fur with its mage class

Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide burns fur with its mage class

Scary games! The best horror games on PC

Condemned

Scary games! The best horror games on PC

Flying Cafe for Semianimals finally has a release date for Cradle; launches July 24th

Flying Cafe for Semianimals finally has a release date for Cradle; launches July 24th

Dawn of War 3 website domain registered by Sega; Relic seemingly involved

Dawn of War 3 website domain registered by Sega; Relic seemingly involved

Microsoft announce Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition; free to all existing PC owners

Microsoft announce Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition; free to all existing PC owners

Telltale preview Minecraft: Story Mode with creeper filled trailer

Telltale preview Minecraft: Story Mode with creeper filled trailer

Weekend Deal Dump: American Freedom Fireworks Day Edition

Weekend Deal Dump: American Freedom Fireworks Day Edition

Making it in Unreal: play as a self-delivering parcel in Unbox

Unbox

Making it in Unreal: play as a self-delivering parcel in Unbox

Sword Coast Legends gameplay: watch a deadly dungeon get built and played through

Sword Coast Legends gameplay: watch a deadly dungeon get built and played through

Find out what The Division's Dark Zone is all about in this story trailer

Find out what The Division's Dark Zone is all about in this story trailer

Dying Light's getting lots of summer events to take your mind off the heat

Dying Light's getting lots of summer events to take your mind off the heat

Slain! is a gothic action platformer that looks like a heavy metal album cover

Slain! is a gothic action platformer that looks like a heavy metal album cover