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Metroid Prime receives unofficial Oculus Rift support

Developer Chadtronic successfully implemented Oculus Rift support with Metroid Prime, highlighted by test gameplay footage posted on YouTube.

The video demonstrates nine minutes of Metroid Prime gameplay using the virtual reality headset. The developer states that edits and cuts were made due to some technical difficulties, such as the emulator crashing and issues with some of the cinematics.

The Oculus Rift support was achieved using Dolphin Emulator, TriDef3D and XPadder. According to Chadtronic, known issues include some audio stutter occurs from using fraps, but none would occur without using fraps, and that field of view would sometimes zoom in and out "ever so slightly."

The first-person adventure game was developed by Retro Studios and Nintendo for the GameCube. As the fifth main game in the Metroid series, it was released in North America in late 2002. Chadtronic has also added Oculus Rift support for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Mario Kart.

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