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Oculus Rift Dev Kit to Include Free Oculus-Ready Unreal Development Kit

The Oculus Rift development kit includes a free Oculus-ready version of Unreal Development Kit, Oculus VR, Inc. announced today.

Developers can pick up their free Oculus-ready UDK kit from the Oculus Developer Center in a couple of weeks when it becomes available in early April.

A healthy attraction for developers. The kit comes with the Epic Citadel tech demo, as well as an Oculus-UE3 integration code for Unreal Engine 3 full source licensees.

Tim Sweeny, founder and CEO of Epic Games said in a statement:

“Developers have used Unreal Engine technology to create some of the most memorable games in history. We view virtual reality as a massive technological step forward, and are arming all developers with the tools to create game experiences that represent the future. Our partnership with Oculus will bring the highest quality experiences to virtual reality games.”

Brendan Iribe, CEO of Oculus said, “We’ve said from the start that independent developers were as important to us as AAA developers.”

The Oculus Rift was supposed to launch with DOOM 3 BFG Edition. However, in a recent update the game will not have VR support on release date. Perhaps backers can see to a release later this year.

The Oculus Rift will finally ship to backers in the next couple of weeks.