DiRT 2.0 has been updated - and now finally comes complete with the new Oculus VR Mode - vastly improving the VR experience using the Steam version of the game.
Yes, in something of a rather bizarre move by Codemasters, DiRT 2.0 failed to include a VR mode with the game at initial launch... with the studio later adding the functionality as a post release update, but splitting play in VR headsets to either a Oculus Store edition of the title, or a performance bugged version on the more traditional Steam platform.
The release strategy generated much criticism from the sim racing community, and recent weeks have seen Codemasters working hard to address these issues as part of the latest V1.9 update that has just dropped for the game.
Now including a significantly improved VR experience when playing via Steam, thanks to the inclusion of an Oculus VR mode, DiRT 2.0 just got quite a bit better for many of the virtual reality fans who own the game..
V1.9 Update Notes
- Added files for Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi in preparation of DLC release on October 8th.
- Added files for Peugeot 206 Rally in preparation of DLC release on October 22nd.
- Added files for Volkswagen Golf Kitcar in preparation of DLC release on October 22nd.
- New feature: Broadcast Mode (Beta). Players can now spectate others in Multiplayer Lobbies.
- New camera angle: "Dashboard"
- Added "Launch DiRT Rally 2.0 in Oculus VR Mode" command to Steam version.*
- Adjusted default Chaperone setup by forcing Seated Mode.
- Improved readability of various UI elements.
- Made various improvements to reduce stutter during head movement.
- Resolved multiple triggers relating to audio cutting out mid-Stage.
- Resolved issue where turbo blow-off sounds were not playing when players released the throttle.
- Added "Handbrake Deadzone" and "Handbrake Saturation" options to Advanced Input Settings.
- Added ability to "restart" My Team career by resetting player inventories.
- Resolved issue where selling an upgraded car would not show the correct amount of Credits refunded.
- AI Challenges: Resolved issue where AI drivers would score double points after player recovers from Terminal Damage.
- Custom: Added ability to autofill an Event with all available routes for a chosen Location.
- Historic: Resolved issue where retiring from an event would mark current Championship as "Completed".
- Modified AI behaviour when taking the final corner at Estering, Germany.
- General stability improvements and minor bug fixes throughout title.
Version 1.10 is in development and is expected to release around October 29.
DiRT 2.0 is available for Xbox One, PS4 and PC now.
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