VorpX turns BioShock Infinite, Mirror's Edge and more into Oculus Riftready games

Irrational Games' blockbuster BioShock Infinite and EA DICE's Mirror's Edge weren't built with the Oculus Rift in mind, but both are part of a huge list of games supported by a new piece of software available today: VorpX. The still-in-beta, $40 application promises to convert a variety of games from monitor-exclusive experiences to Oculus Rift-ready VR games, including the aforementioned two and a lengthy list of others.

As none of the supported games are meant to work with the Rift, a variety of workarounds are implemented by VorpX. Clicking in and holding down your mouse wheel, for instance, allows you to "edge peek," which allows users to look freely at the edges of their field-of-view instead of it moving with the headset's movement. Additionally, since rendering two distinct views of high-def, modern games is taxing, VorpX uses a workaround called "Z-buffer," which is apparently "the highest performing" of the two available options, but not as pretty. You can also choose "Geometry 3D," which does render two distinct feeds and, well, we're jealous of whatever system you've got that's running that smoothly. Not every game supports both modes, but a fair number do (there's a list right here comparing both). Head below for a handful of video demonstrations of VorpX in action, as well as the full list of supported games.

  • Alan Wake
  • Aliens – Colonial Marines
  • Alice Madness Returns
  • Anna
  • ArmaA 2
  • Arx Fatalis (DX9 Mod)
  • Assassins Creed
  • Assassins Creed II
  • Batman Arkham City
  • Battlefield 3
  • Bioshock
  • Bioshock Infinite
  • Borderlands 2
  • Call of Juarez – Bound in Blood
  • COD – Black Ops
  • COD – Black Ops 2
  • COD – Modern Warfare 3
  • Chivalry (UDK.exe)
  • Civilization V
  • Clive Barkers Jericho
  • Crysis
  • Crysis 2
  • Crysis 3
  • Dead Space
  • Dear Esther
  • Deus Ex Human Revolution
  • Dirt 2
  • Dirt 3
  • Dishonored
  • Dragon Age Origins
  • Dragon Age II
  • Drakensang 2
  • F1 Race Stars
  • F1 2011
  • F1 2012
  • Flatout
  • Flatout 2
  • Fallout 3
  • Fallout New Vegas
  • Far Cry
  • Far Cry 3
  • Far Cry – Blood Dragon
  • Fuel
  • Flight Simulator X
  • Gothic 3 – Götterdämmerung
  • GTA IV
  • Half-Life 2
  • Just Cause 2
  • L.A. Noir
  • Lock On Flaming Cliffs 2
  • Mafia II
  • Mass Effect
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Mass Effect 3
  • Max Payne 3
  • Miasmata
  • Mirrors Edge
  • Mount & Blade Warband
  • Metro 2033
  • Morrowind (DX9 Mod)
  • Myst 5
  • NFS: Most Wanted
  • NFS: Shift 2
  • Oblivion
  • Op. Flashpoint – Dragon Rising
  • Op. Flashpoint – Red River
  • Portal
  • Portal 2
  • Psychonauts
  • Race Driver GRID
  • rFactor
  • Slender
  • Slender – the Arrival
  • Skyrim
  • Splinter Cell 3
  • Stalker – COP
  • Star Trek [2013]
  • Tomb Raider [2013]
  • Tomb Raider Anniversary
  • Tomb Raider Legend
  • Tomb Raider Underworld
  • Trackmania 2 – Canyon
  • Vampire – Redemption
  • Venetica
  • Virtua Tennis 4
  • Walking Dead, The
  • Wings of Prey (acess.exe)
  • Witcher, The
  • Witcher 2, The
  • World of Warcraft

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VorpX turns BioShock Infinite, Mirror's Edge (and more) into Oculus Rift-ready games