Those awaiting an Oculus Rift dev kit have received notification that a promised copy of DOOM 3 BFG Edition is no longer on the cards.
Reports first surfaced after a NeoGAF user shared an email, but VG247 has since sighted the original message, which suggests DOOM 3 BFG Edition's Oculus Rift suport won't be ready in time for the dev kits' planned shipping date.
As a result, Oculus Rift is offering credit both on its own store and on Steam, or even a full refund on crowdfunding pledges.
It's disappointing news, as DOOM 3 BFG Edition was one of the first games to be demonstrated live on VR headset tech, and was likely partially responsible for the hype which grew around Oculus Rift.
Oculus Rift's message is reprinted in full below.
When we launched the Kickstarter campaign, we said we’d bundle a copy of DOOM 3 BFG Edition with each development kit as an extra “Thank you.” Unfortunately, we’ve been informed that DOOM 3 BFG Edition will not support the Rift development kit by the time we begin shipping.
Since DOOM 3 won’t be available, we’d like to try and make it up to you.
If you were supposed to receive a DOOM 3 BFG Edition, we’ll replace it with one of the following rewards:
- $20 Steam Wallet credit, perfect for buying your next game on Steam (including DOOM 3 BFG Edition without Rift developer kit support if you still want it).
- $25 Oculus Store credit, which can be applied to future purchases at the Oculus Store including Oculus Latency Testers, new Oculus t-shirts, and more Rift development kits.
- A full refund for your pledge. If you’re unhappy with the options above, we completely understand. Email us at email@example.com, and we’ll be happy to discuss your specific order or refund your pledge in full.
You’ll need to choose your new reward by logging into the Oculus Order Manager.
You’ll see a new section, Reward Replacement, with instructions on selecting your new reward. Codes for the replacement rewards will be delivered in April. You'll default to the the Oculus Store credit if you don’t make a selection by April 5.
Again, we share your pain. This isn’t a sure-fire remedy for your broken heart, but we hope it helps.