If you’ve been on gaming websites lately, then you’ve probably heard quite a bit of news about the Oculus Rift, a new virtual reality headset that is set to be released in the very near future – May 2013.

The Oculus Rift – like any revolutionary gaming peripheral – will only be as good as the games that support it. And it looks like Valve thinks quite highly of the Oculus Rift because it recently optimized Team Fortress 2 to work with the device.

That’s right: those who are lucky enough to own an Oculus Rift development kit can now jump into Team Fortress 2 and start playing through all 9 classes wearing their crazy new piece of headgear.

The Oculus Rift can be pre-ordered for $300 and is expected to ship in May 2013. A $300 price tag might seem expensive, but if more games jump on board, this could be an investment that keeps on giving.

It makes sense that Team Fortress 2 would be the first to support the Oculus Rift

As the first PC game to officially support the Oculus Rift, Team Fortress 2 has officially kicked off what might be the next big trend in PC gaming – virtual reality. I don’t know about you, but the prospect of full virtual reality gaming in the near future gets me really excited.

You know, with all the crazy hats and headgear in Team Fortress 2, it makes sense that it would be the first game to fully support the crazy new gaming peripheral. Let’s hope we see more popular games begin supporting the Oculus Rift in the near future.

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