This is the killer app VR needs.
Fan remakes of Red Alert aren't new. I've written a few times about the superb open-source remake of the Command & Conquer, Red Alert and Dune 2000 games.
But you know what you can't do with OpenRA? Play in VR.
That's what someone is trying to do, by way of the Unreal Engine. It's basically a Red Alert 2 remake in VR, using the room-scale mode of the HTC Vive.
At the moment it's just a proof of concept, so you can't play through the original campaign or get a skirmish game going. And there's no ETA on when it'll become a playable, downloadable thing either. But it's pretty clear that the concept works. And not only does it work, but it might also be the next step for strategy games.
The RTS genre has needed a jolt for a few years now, and VR - weirdly - might be the thing that does it. Hot damn.