DiRT 2.0 is available on both the Oculus Store and Steam. If you already own it, you’ll have to update to the latest version to get VR to work. You may want to hang on however, since in our testing things did not go as well as expected. The copy of DiRT 2.0 we have is the Steam version. Which seems like it should not be a problem, but only the version of the game sold on the Oculus Store currently uses the Oculus SDK. Instead, Steam players only get to use OpenVR. Now, there’s nothing wrong with that, but at the time of writing using an Oculus headset with the Steam version of DiRT 2.0 is completely borked.
We were spawned in our car at the starting line, but everything happened in slow motion, the image jumped around constantly and nothing we did on the gamepad made the car go. What we can say is that the detail inside the vehicle was exquisite, it’s just a shame that we couldn’t actually race anywhere. Now, every other title on the machine works just fine with Steam and our Oculus headset. Reportedly, the Rift also works just fine with the Oculus Store version of DiRT 2.0, but let’s face it, most people buy their games on Steam and if you already did that and were waiting for the VR patch, it’s a rather raw deal!
The Biggest Concerns. Despite the positives, there are some concerns about virtual reality. For example, some critics point out health and safety issues. If the technology is not used properly, users might suffer from health issues like seizures and other major discomfort. Some people could also trip and fall. There are also major privacy concerns with virtual reality. Some people fear that the headsets could lead to government surveillance, although there is no proof of that as of yet.