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Peetr Apr 28 @ 7:28pm
Dear Esther VR support?
I pre-ordered my Oculus DK2 and I've been collecting games and demo's I want to try in VR. I hear Dear Esther is really relaxing in VR. I've been holding out to see if native support would be added. Since it's popular with the oculus crowd and built in the Steam engine which has official VR support, it seems a logical (and awesome) step to take... Are there any plans to add VR support?
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illgib Apr 29 @ 11:01am 
Not officially, it take some workaround and some compatibility drivers, but it work (someone said, i don't own any vr, pity)
It wasn't me May 16 @ 12:49pm 
I just bought the game today on Humble Bundle and I'm also expecting my DK2 this summer. For people who have tried it in VR, is the experience much better than playing on my monitor? In other words, should I hold off playing it until I get my rift?

And yes I know it doesn't have native Oculus Rift support. Such a shame. When the Oculus Rift officially comes out, there will be very little software out there supporting it at first. So gamers like myself will be buying up anything they can find that claims to have native support. And now that Facebook owns it, you know that the media will be all over it when it comes out. You'll have talk shows showing off the rift all over America. So any decent game will have a good chance of being exposed on one of these talk shows.
deadering May 25 @ 10:41pm 
Others covered that it's not officially supported, though it's not hard to get working if you know what your doing.

I think this video sums up well what you're wondering, It wasn't me.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAfsejvCDrY
It wasn't me May 30 @ 10:23pm 
Well that guy in the video sure seems like the ocean in VR. :) Anyway, I'll hold off until I get the rift.
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Peetr May 31 @ 6:10am 
Yeah, it looks really awesome...! I could stand and watch that VR ocean for awhile as well. I was hoping for a shadow fix at the very least. Since Dear Esther is on the Source engine and Valve released the official Half-Life VR update I had a hope and a dream that the Dear Esther would impliment it as well. Since Dear Esther is popular with the VR community it makes sense.
illgib May 31 @ 6:46am 
They should update Dear Esther to implement the new Source features, but i don't think it will happen. Let's just hope in an update of the vr adapters.
McQuiggle Jun 8 @ 12:41am 
Originally posted by It wasn't me:
I just bought the game today on Humble Bundle and I'm also expecting my DK2 this summer. For people who have tried it in VR, is the experience much better than playing on my monitor? In other words, should I hold off playing it until I get my rift?

And yes I know it doesn't have native Oculus Rift support. Such a shame. When the Oculus Rift officially comes out, there will be very little software out there supporting it at first. So gamers like myself will be buying up anything they can find that claims to have native support. And now that Facebook owns it, you know that the media will be all over it when it comes out. You'll have talk shows showing off the rift all over America. So any decent game will have a good chance of being exposed on one of these talk shows.

I'd play it normally without it, first. There is unofficial support, which works mostly well and makes for an incredible experience. But there are some bugs with the reflections that can get pretty distracting in some areas.

I can't see this getting official support any time soon. So I'd just recommend playing it now then do a second playthrough with the rift.
Last edited by McQuiggle; Jun 8 @ 12:42am
It wasn't me Jun 8 @ 1:33am 
Originally posted by McQuiggle:
Originally posted by It wasn't me:
I just bought the game today on Humble Bundle and I'm also expecting my DK2 this summer. For people who have tried it in VR, is the experience much better than playing on my monitor? In other words, should I hold off playing it until I get my rift?

And yes I know it doesn't have native Oculus Rift support. Such a shame. When the Oculus Rift officially comes out, there will be very little software out there supporting it at first. So gamers like myself will be buying up anything they can find that claims to have native support. And now that Facebook owns it, you know that the media will be all over it when it comes out. You'll have talk shows showing off the rift all over America. So any decent game will have a good chance of being exposed on one of these talk shows.

I'd play it normally without it, first. There is unofficial support, which works mostly well and makes for an incredible experience. But there are some bugs with the reflections that can get pretty distracting in some areas.

I can't see this getting official support any time soon. So I'd just recommend playing it now then do a second playthrough with the rift.
Lewis Jun 8 @ 2:19am 
Looking forward to this when my DK2 arrives.
SubZeRo666 Aug 15 @ 6:06pm 
OCULUS RIFT DK2 vs DK1 SIDE by SIDE LENS VIEW Screen Comparison
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScN40jpxZbM
gunhero Aug 21 @ 4:25am 
If they add DK2 support I will buy it :)
Peetr Aug 21 @ 9:11am 
Same here...!
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