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Great news that we know many of you have been hoping for – today we’re announcing that Elite: Dangerous will support Oculus Rift. We’re very excited by this and if you aren’t aware of what Oculus Rift is then visit their website to find out more:

http://www.oculusvr.com/

I’m sure you’ll also be pleased to learn that the Oculus Rift version of Elite: Dangerous will be available to ALL backers that have an Oculus Rift headset for no extra cost.

Here’s David’s opinion on this:

“We’ve been playing with the Oculus Rift dev kits and are excited about the potential – just glancing around your cockpit or being totally immersed in a space battle. Many of our backers have made it clear that they would like Oculus Rift support – and so do we! We’re very pleased with the results so far.”

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Errr .... YAY!
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WAAAAAAAHHHH!!!

This is AMAZING news

Oh man, now I gotta go buy an OR...

Thank you, Frontier, thank you! I can say goodbye to real life forever now! Just need someone to bring me pizza and clean me up now and then
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Great news that we know many of you have been hoping for – today we’re announcing that Elite: Dangerous will support Oculus Rift. We’re very excited by this and if you aren’t aware of what Oculus Rift is then visit their website to find out more:

http://www.oculusvr.com/

I’m sure you’ll also be pleased to learn that the Oculus Rift version of Elite: Dangerous will be available to ALL backers that have an Oculus Rift headset for no extra cost.

Here’s David’s opinion on this:

“We’ve been playing with the Oculus Rift dev kits and are excited about the potential – just glancing around your cockpit or being totally immersed in a space battle. Many of our backers have made it clear that they would like Oculus Rift support – and so do we! We’re very pleased with the results so far.”

Michael
Damit! That suddenly increased the sum I was planning to spend on my next PC build!

Thankfully, they haven't released the commercial version yet. Will give me a little extra time to save up.

But, great news indeed!!
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Very cool and all, but few people will never see, less try this feature.
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Best new ever, now I just need to wait for ED to be released and the retail version of occulus rift to be released.
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Thanks for this great new !
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Yes!

I know I've been going on about OR on here a lot (too much actually) but it's such an amazing experience that I think this is fantastic news! I firmly believe that cockpit based games will be one of the best types of game for the Rift and the fact that ED will support this is amazing!

ED... just got even better!
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Thank you FD!
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Rift support is great! Though as a proud owner of TrackIR I am keen to know whether TrackIR will be supported too! It's far more reasonably priced than the Rift will be!

Thanks Michael for keeping us so well updated!
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