So I keep hearing about this new VR (virtual reality) headset in different gaming sites over the last few months, the other day CCP (EvE's developer) announced they were making a space shooter specifically designed for the Oculus Rift (they did have a demo at E3 and Fanfest - which was raved about) and I started watching videos regarding the headset.
Pretty much all the reviews are very positive regarding how the Oculus Rift gives great 'presence' in the game/world you are playing etc and some hilarious videos of people giving their 84 year old grandmothers a ride on a sim roller coaster are floating about.
What makes the Oculus Rift different from all the other 'life/game changing' VR sets over the past 20 years?
- High Resolution screen that you view through 2 seperate lenses, making each image you see slightly different (as you would in RL).
- Gyroscopic motion sensors in the headset that track precisely your head movements that give a latency free RL - > game head movement.
- A prototype fleshlight for the 'Sexsim' software that ships with the unit.
Sounds fucking rad...how do I get one?
Its $300 US, has limited software support , takes at least a month to ship from the US.
I'm really tempted to shell out and get one, being a nerd gamer and all this looks pretty damn awesome.
What cool games is there already support for?
Half Life 2
+ many others + many native titles getting developed.