Wolfenstein 3-D in VR

The indie developer Further Beyond Studios has released a recreation of the shareware version of Wolfenstein 3-D with a new engine, in order to be available for VR headsets like Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

The game can be controlled with the Oculus Touch devices, but beware of the motion sickness effect, as there is no teleport, and you move thanks to the stick of the Touch. This is a very interesting project, but also one of my worst motion sickness experience with my Oculus Rift.

Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot VR also announced at E3

Bethesda has also announced during the E3 the upcoming release of another new Wolfenstein game called Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot VR.

Bethesda described the game as follows:

The Resistance has upped its tech game in the two decades since the events of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot drops you into the role of a resistance hacker on a mission to tear apart the Nazi forces in Paris using their own machines. Take control of a fire-breathing Panzerhund and more as you fight Nazis in the City of Love in order to aid the French resistance. Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot will be available as a standalone VR game in 2019. Saddle up, Cyberpilot. You’re one of us now.

This game also appeared on Amazon at 20$, with some screenshots and a description:

Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot brings virtual reality to the revolution against the Nazis.

Paris. 1980. You’re the best hacker in town. Your mission: aid the French resistance by taking control of powerful Nazi war machines. Ram, gun down, and burn your way through the City of Love, leaving dead Nazis in your wake. Saddle up, Cyberpilot, you’re one of us now.

Amazon Germany even had a video of the game in action, in German:

This description is important, because it would connect this game to the storyline of Wolfenstein: Youngblood, where BJ’s daughters will fight the nazis at the same time. 

Here are some screenshots of the game, coming from Amazon:

 

Update:

Here is finally the trailer in English:

 

John Carmack hired by Oculus VR

The id founder and technical director John Carmack has officially joined the Oculus VR company, which creates virtual reality devices – a subject that has interested Carmack a lot for years. In QuakeCon 2012, he spoke about such devices, complaining about their poor quality for games. He will work first for Oculus, and will stay at id and Armadillo Aerospace.

Note that the Oculus Rift, the device the company is creating, was founded successfully via KickStarter, similarly to another project that should get the attention of any FPS fan: the Omni – which uses the Oculus Rift in order to *really* walk and run freely in 3D games.