'Doom 4' will incorporate Oculus Rift VR tech

Doom 4 will receive the same virtual reality treatment given to Doom 3: BFG Edition by id Software innovator John Carmack, who revealed his plans during a QuakeCon 2012 interview.

Doom 4 will receive the same virtual reality treatment given to Doom 3: BFG Edition by id Software innovator John Carmack, who revealed his plans during a QuakeCon 2012 interview.

Carmack has created a version of Doom 3: BFG Edition which utilizes the Oculus Rift, the VR display technology that's raised over $1 million on Kickstarter. Carmack has been an outspoken supporter of the hardware since endorsing the technology at E3 2012. He plans on incorporating what he's learned from his adapted Doom 3 software, and adding that functionality into the elusive Doom 4.

"I'm excited for once Doom 3 ships, and gets out there, I'll put all this stuff into the Doom 4 platform, which will be nice to take our current top-of-the-line stuff and have that in virtual reality," Carmack explained. "I'm looking forward to doing that.

"It's going to be a fully supported feature on there, because I think I could justify — based on the response that we got from our 8-year-old re-release title on here, when we finally do end up giving demos on Doom 4, we're gonna say, 'Okay, here's all this great stuff, run through all this stuff,' everybody has a great time, and then at the end you can play it in virtual reality, and that'll just put the stamp on everything. So I think I have good justification for my continued involvement in it."

Assembled Oculus Rift units can be reserved on the project's Kickstarter page for a $300 donation.

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