Dirt Rally 2.0 finally has VR support after a free update

VR support is here

August 9, 2019 Dirt Rally 2.0 VR is here.

Codemasters announced earlier this year that Dirt Rally 2.0 would get VR support, and it’s been quite a wait. Now, finally, the update has gone live, letting you do your rally racing inside a proper VR headset. The game’s now live on the Oculus store and features OpenVR support on Steam, so you can take advantage of the VR support wherever you are.

“Since launch our community has been very vocal about wanting a VR version of DiRT Rally 2.0, so we’re delighted to bring this to the PC version,” director Ross Gowing says in a press release. “It turns out that for many of our players VR is the only way to experience a rally game, and this will enable them to enjoy playing like never before.”

There’s also a bit more in the latest patch notes, which (confusingly) bring Dirt Rally 2.0 to version 1.7. There’s a new test drive location in the DirtFish driving school, and it’ll eventually hit freeplay “in a future update.” There are also four new liveries associated with DirtFish, so you can dress up your cars in new styles.

You can get a taste of VR in the trailer below.

The release of VR might have been a good while coming, but it’s not a huge surprise. Earlier this year, Codemasters announced the feature for a summer release.

Last year, the studio confirmed that the feature would be implemented if there was “enormous demand” from the community, but did note that it definitely wouldn’t be in place in time for launch. Now the uncertainty is finally over.