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Open-Source Prey: A Retro VR Delight

The open-source project and old-school gaming communities have come together to create an extraordinary experience: an open-source port of the 2006 game Prey, now available in virtual reality. This retro VR gem allows players to immerse themselves in a first-person shooter game that combines Native American and Alien themes.

Developed by 3D Realms, known for popular games like Duke Nukem and Wolfenstein 3D, Prey offers a unique twist on the traditional FPS genre. With its emphasis on in-game cinematic events and a deeper storyline, Prey provides a more immersive and engaging gaming experience.

The VR port of Prey is based on Team Beef's Doom3Quest code and supports gameplay with controllers. Currently compatible with the Quest 2 and Pico 4 VR headsets, the installation process for Prey VR may differ slightly for each device but is not overly complicated.

However, obtaining a copy of the game may prove challenging as the digital version has been removed from Steam. Fortunately, physical editions of the game can still be found with some effort. The mod developer, Luboš Vonásek, has put in considerable effort to breathe new life into this classic game, offering players the opportunity to relive the excitement and nostalgia of Prey in a virtual reality setting.

Unlike the 2016 sequel, this Prey VR port is not just a standalone VR segment but the full game transformed into a captivating VR experience. So, if you're looking to enjoy a blend of retro and neo gaming, the open-source Prey VR port is surely worth a try.

Definitions:
– Open-source project: A project that provides accessible source code to users, allowing them to modify, distribute, and enhance it.
– Retro games: Video games that have a nostalgic or vintage appeal, often associated with older gaming consoles or styles.

Sources:
– Source article: “Prey VR Port Gives You a Blast from the Retro-Future” by Michael Crider (makeuseof.com)