Just a quick update to report that the SteamVR version of Doom VFR will be updated on Tuesday with official Windows Mixed Reality support! You can read more about the latest update below:
DOOM VFR PC PATCH – JANUARY 30
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A new patch for DOOM VFR will be deployed on January 30 for PC. Here are the patch notes.
- Added Windows Mixed Reality headset support
- Added Smooth Locomotion control option
- Added Smooth Locomotion movement speed options
- Added Weapon Pitch option to adjust angle of weapon on controller
- Added option for Jump while using VR controllers with Smooth Movement on
- Added toggle for Dash when smooth movement is on
- Added Jump to Gamepad controller scheme
- Fixed an issue with discoloring seen on some HMDs
- Various bug fixes
The DOOM VFR patch will take place at 2:00pm CST/3:00pm EST on January 30th on PC.
When DOOM VFR was announced it was not known whether the PC version would work with any VR HMDs other than the HTC Vive, as that was the only one mentioned in any of the marketing. I am happy to confirm that it does in fact work with Windows Mixed Reality VR HMDs via SteamVR! You can see DOOM VFR in action using the Dell Visor in the video above, from the YouTube channel Drop Rate. As far as I’m aware they were the first to confirm it.
DOOM VFR is the VR-exclusive sequel to 2016’s critically acclaimed DOOM reboot. You can read more about it in the following description from the game’s Steam page and watch a couple of trailers for it below that:
About This Game
Developed by id Software, the studio that pioneered the first-person shooter genre and modern VR, DOOM® VFR brings the fast-paced, brutal gameplay fans of the series love to virtual reality. Immerse yourself in the UAC facility on Mars and the depths of Hell, as your skills are put to the test through intense combat and challenging puzzle-solving. Play as a cybernetic survivor who is activated by the UAC to fight the demon invasion, maintain order, and prevent catastrophic failure at the Mars facility. Lay waste to an army of demonic foes as you explore and interact with the outlandish world of DOOM from an entirely new perspective.
Set shortly after the demonic invasion on the UAC’s Martian research facility, you are the last known human survivor – until your death. Under a top-secret UAC operational contingency protocol, your consciousness is transferred to an artificial brain matrix. Your designated purpose: restore operational stability and use any means necessary to stop the onslaught of demons.
- Experience DOOM combat and its iconic weapons and demons from an entirely new perspective
- Physically interact with the DOOM universe as you seamlessly traverse across the UAC facility and Hell using teleportation and jet-strafe movement
- Explore all-new UAC Martian research facility areas and discover the unique abilities of a cybernetic UAC security operative
DOOM VFR is available to download now on Steam priced at £19.99 (UK) / €29.99 (EU) / $29.99 (US). But before you rush off to buy it though, you should be warned that the game does require quite a powerful PC to run it. Also, if you have an Nvidia graphics card, don’t forget to update to the latest drivers. Here are DOOM VFR’s system requirements:
OS: Windows 10 (64-bit version)
Processor: CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 or AMD FX 8350 or better
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 / AMD Radeon RX 480 or better
Storage: 17 GB available space
OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit versions)
Processor: CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K or AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
Memory: 16 GB RAM
Graphics: Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 / AMD RX Vega 64
Storage: 17 GB available space
Are you a DOOM fan, have a VR HMD and are looking forward to playing it in virtual reality? If you’ve bought DOOM VFR already then what do you think of it? Let us know in the comments below, or create a discussion in our (PC) Windows Mixed Reality VR Games forum. You can also write your own review of the game in our (PC) Windows Mixed Reality VR Game Reviews forum.