This is coming out next year...which is only a few days away. If you don't know what it is yet you have been living under a rock, head over to youtube and check out some videos.
At $300 (the expected price) this thing is going to be very accessible, at least to PC gamers who will drop $300 for an upgrade at the drop of a hat. What this means is developers will no doubt start making games just for this piece of hardware. This could be good and bad.
This is just my opinion, but no more of this 3rd person 360 degree spinning combat crap. I absolutely hate the style of combat such as in the Witcher 2, it wreaks of console to me. Just my opinion so don't get all freaked out about it. Like it or not with Oculus Rift would this style of gameplay have any place at all? What is the point in "being there" if some other dude is doing all the work? First person will be THE way to go in future games just to make Oculus Rift be that much more immersive. I am not saying these games will not exist at all, but I think we will see the corner of this market being competed for intensely, 3rd person gaming will not have a place in this in my opinion, as it just does not seem compatible with the technology.
Same as some of the good, we will be seeing nothing but first person games for the next few years with a few others trickled in here and there. This could be really bad, anyone remember when the first 3D movies started coming out? I mean like Jaws 3D old. They were horrific! All people were doing was putting out bad movies that exploited the 3D model as much as they could....just because they could. They were forgetting plot, acting, and everything else that makes a movie good. I fear this will happen to gaming with Oculus Rift as well, at least at first. They will be so busy trying to make the novelty virtual 3D experience shine they will focus less on the important things in a game. We will have the largest influx of crappy fps's PC gaming has ever seen, just a prediction.
Either way I am very excited about this piece of hardware and I think the impact it will have on gaming is going to be huge. Anyone think it will go another way?