You Can Now Play The Original DOOM On The Occulus Rift

Virtual reality, which is quickly becoming the hip new way to play your games, seems to be expanding into all sorts of uncharted territory. The latest game to make the leap to VR is, somewhat predictably, the original DOOM.

Coming in the form of a patch for DOOM sourceport GZDoom, this modification now allows the consumer-level version of the Occulus Rift to work with both DOOM and DOOM 2, giving FPS fans yet another reason to boot up the twenty-three year old game.

As the webpage states, however, the support isn’t perfect. Your character’s weapon is glitched and your heads-up display floats above where it normally should, but it’s an admirable start.

Carl Batchelor


Carl is both a JRPG fan and a CRPG'er who especially loves European PC games. Even with more than three decades of gaming under his belt, he feels the best of the hobby is yet to come.