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Re: Oculus Rift

Postby MrPeg » Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:41 am

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Re: Oculus Rift

Postby Joe » Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:25 pm

At the moment the big problem with Rift appears to be that it's almost too immersive, to the point where your body expects to be able to do things that the hardware doesn't cater for yet. This is especially evident in first-person games where you want to be able to walk, run, jump and strafe but currently still have to rely on a controller (until stuff like the Omni becomes mainstream at least - http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/194 ... orite-game)

However I can see it currently being perfect for driving games like Forza Horizon where you want to be able to look around a vehicle interior and have peripheral vision through your windows, in mirrors etc. It's not going to feel quite so alien sitting prone in a chair with a wheel remote when your virtual self is basically doing the same thing, leaving you free to look around without feeling nauseous. Now if only they can reproduce the smell of the Amalfi Coast and the feeling of a warm sea breeze on your face..

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Re: Oculus Rift

Postby Ekona » Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:13 pm

That's exactly it. In the same way that Kinect works for Forza4, this is what I'd like to see in the next gen of racing games. I doubt MS will use it, but would/could Sony get it working with GT6/7? That would be incredible.

It could work quite well in something like Titanfall, when you're in the mechs at least.
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Re: Oculus Rift

Postby Joe » Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:03 pm

MS should be paying attention to Rift. If the next Kinect is as good as the marketing hype suggests it could work really well in combination with Rift to track and translate hand/body movements into your game. A mech shooter where you can look around the cockpit and reach for various controls? Yes please.

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Re: Oculus Rift

Postby Ekona » Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:11 pm

Oh wow, hadn't even thought about that!
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Re: Oculus Rift

Postby Joe » Mon Jun 24, 2013 4:29 pm

Steel Battalion Heavy Armor tried it with the first Kinect but a combination of shit implementation and generally rubbish Kinect tracking meant it failed miserably. Hopefully massively improved Kinect hardware and Rift input might solve that though.

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Re: Oculus Rift

Postby qazimod » Sat Aug 03, 2013 6:29 pm

The next generation of Paperboy, right here:


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Re: Oculus Rift

Postby Jezreel » Sat Aug 03, 2013 6:33 pm

Cool. Nice gimmick, hope they can wedge a game out of it.

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Re: Oculus Rift

Postby Joe » Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:01 pm


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Re: Oculus Rift

Postby Jezreel » Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:01 pm

Not bad news anyway.

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Re: Oculus Rift

Postby Ekona » Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:47 pm

Hmm, I'm not sure what to make of it. On the one hand the guy is clearly a clever chap, but does the project need a tech specialist? At this point, and the amount of dev work already into it, I'm a little disappointed they're not closer to announcing a launch window.
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Re: Oculus Rift

Postby MEGAHYDER » Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:00 pm

Guy is a fucking coding legend. This will only mean great things

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Re: Oculus Rift

Postby RB » Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:08 pm

I think he's basically marketing. People are talking big about it but not doing much. I think he'll do nothing but lend his cred to it which should help get devs to actually code for it instead of just saying it looks cool.

I still don't want one.
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Re: Oculus Rift

Postby Ekona » Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:04 pm

Apparently Sony are now making their own VR headset for the PS4, with a release date of next year.

That would seem to be a bit of a blow for OR if true, as I was fully expecting Sony to team up with OR and have it PS4-compatible. I can't see them doing so if they have their own unit to flog.
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Re: Oculus Rift

Postby Ekona » Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:49 am

Facebook just bought OR.

LOLWTF

I'm looking forward to my steak now :mrgreen:
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