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DeyanBG
DeyanBG

Can they make something like SaO, i will say it this way. To put disc in the ocusuluf rift to run it and dto play it there, not to move mous eor smth else?

SVoyager
SVoyager

I really hope that at one point they will get someone that has some experience in VR to show this game with the occulus. The guy in this video is pathetic.

For most of the video, the guy is driving the mech normally as if he didn't have a occulus, he's not moving his head to look around. Instead he turned his head to the right a bit for most of the video and kept it there while using the mech to look around as if he didn't have a occulus. Stop using the mech to look around and start turning your head to do that instead!! Also since he is looking a bit to the right most of the time, he horribly misses most of his shots as he didn't figure out that the mech is not shooting at the center of his screen anymore.

Make a video of the rift with someone who has got some experience in VR. Someone who has played with a trackir is a good start.

zenstrata
zenstrata

When I think of 'mech' games I think of mechwarrior.  Slower paced and requiring more tactical thinking instead of simple twitch-based combat.  Hawken is all about twitch shooter skills.  Not so much about the tactical sense.  Because of that, I think of Hawken more like a big robot suit game.  It doesn't feel like a 'mech' game to me.

SiLenTWarrior29
SiLenTWarrior29

"Aaww cool dude you got an Oculus Rift!? Sweet."   "Huh.... Oh this naw my cousin super glued my ipad to my face... yyeeaah..."   "Wow.. that sucks." LOL

DigiRave
DigiRave

Not allowing weapon/mech customization* is this game's greatest failure and is going to reduce this game's value tremendously.

The way it is right now, I wouldn't give it more than a 7.5 - 7.8.

*mechs are pre-customized, and only allow mech-specific weapon choices and customization aside from visual upgrades. Ie. for a specific mech you have the choice between weapon A or B - that's pretty much it, nothing from other mechs, 

cboye18
cboye18

Could you play this in TPS mode? FPS looks so clumsy...

Mega_Loser
Mega_Loser

can one actually cross eyes and see stuff in 3D there? i've been trying, mostly failing. mostly.

00J
00J

O.k. so sitting in front of my computer screen is bad, so what's the verdict of attaching one to my face? 

What's the verdict of attaching a computer monitor to   my   face...?

Mayleene
Mayleene

Reminds me of the Dr. Who episode:  The Empty Child.

Are you my mummy?  Have you seen my mummy?

mrfinalfantasy1
mrfinalfantasy1

The virtual boy all over again what are they thinking.

naryanrobinson
naryanrobinson

I know the tech is really cool,

but oh *man* are we going to be laughing at pictures like the one on the homepage when this stuff is built into contact lenses.  It looks like he's got a birdhouse stuck to his face.

steveel2380
steveel2380

I'm all for gaming but this is a bit much! Loser-vill-USA

Sushiglutton
Sushiglutton

Seems like a great fit for the rift as you can look around freely in the cockpit while the mech itself is controlled by the gamepad and that has nothing to do with the direction you are looking.

I'd imagine a regular FPS feels slightly less intuitive.  

Errorcutive
Errorcutive

just make the rift work on planetside 2 IT WILL BE AWESOME to fly in your fighter jet using it or, riding a tank and aiming with ur head

4le_breVVer
4le_breVVer

You know, it's not that noticeable on your face.

AlphaWolF_J
AlphaWolF_J

cant wait to see what modders bring to this device its one of my biggest draws to it.

MAD_AI
MAD_AI

Kind of saddening that Hawken is support the rift well before MechWarrior Online, oh well  here's hoping.

FUlmineAnimus
FUlmineAnimus

It's time for a new generation and a new  kind console.


Let sony and microsoft do their thing while the Oculus Team dominates with a Brand New type of Box with an an immersive VR interface and unique controls, awesome games and of course, THE OCULUS RIFT... If something like this emerges out of the depths of the imagination of developers in the Oculus Team just for the Oculus Rift, I know it could have the same or even more power than a PS4 or an Xbox One could offer, and also the same POPULARITY.


I would totally go for it !


It doesn't even matter if we already have PCs.


How many people do you think or know that are PC gamers ? Not much are there?


There are more people willing to buy a console for the right price than a PC for an excessive price. Do you know how costly a pc that can have the same portability and graphical fidelity as a ps4 or xbox one would COST ?! By making it a unified system, in other words a console that can run the oculus rift with a special immersive interface, not only will they open up a path for the majority of the mainstream consumers and gamers, but it would also be easier for developers to create amazing games at maximum fidelity!


Think of it as the WII U, it is a console, we all know that, but it is just not on par with the PS4 or Xbox One, but one good thing that it has, is that almost every game that comes out for it, ARE EXCLUSIVES and usually very fun.


Here comes the difference, The Oculus Box or whatever you want to call it, will be able to play other games that come out for different consoles if they're supported and developed specially for the "Oculus Box" but will also have a constant stream of exclusive games to take advantage of and unleash the full power of the Oculus Box, with the Oculus Rift and the immersive controller interface. 


Like I said, think of it as a WII U, but instead of being far behind, it will be incredibly far ahead than the PS4 and the Xbox One.


...and by saying console I do not, by any means, mean that it HAS to be like the PS4 or Xbox One, it can be something else completely different, like the ouya, thats a type console, or the steam box which will also be a kind of console.

aminal85
aminal85

Oculus Rift is the true evolution of gaming as opposed to Kinect and all that rubbish. The Rift is going to be massive when it's released.

Microsoft, Sony et cetera would be wise to invest early in this tech.

Crush_Project
Crush_Project

@SVoyager ya was thinking the same thing, altho trying to follow someone that really had their head on a swivel might give you a migraine if hes checking his six and surroundings constantly.

gornes79
gornes79

@Mega_Loser I managed it but had to have the video size relatively small; big size means you need to cross your eyes more. Try to reduce the size or move your eyes away from the screen.

The_J3ster
The_J3ster

@00J Not that bad actually.  The rift uses reasonably low power screens like that on a phone.  Also, the lenses over the screens are focused to infinity so your eyes are at rest (as if looking into the distance), therefore technically better for you than having to focus on your normal monitor.

Slade968
Slade968

@00J I was able to use it for about an hour and didn't notice any eye strain but that is hardly long enough to really know for sure.

kalipekona had a pretty informative answer to this on another article that I think is worth repeating. He seems to know his stuff concerning the Oculus Rift. 

 "Your eyes won't burn looking at the Rift any more than they would staring at a normal monitor or TV. Less, in fact, since the screen is so much smaller and the amount of lumens is lower.

The main strain that happens from using a monitor or tv is simply due to staring at the same focal depth for long periods of time. This won't be a problem with the Rift, so it will probably be better for your eyes than using a standard 2D display."


sigmact
sigmact

@00J isnt that what people said in the 90s? with old monitors? i dont think new ones are (at least) that harmful but sure might worn out fast 

FUlmineAnimus
FUlmineAnimus

If you look at steam, you can see that in numbers, Dota 2,TF2, CSS,CSGO have INDEED many PC gamers...

But come on, you can't seriously compare those games to the level of developing power games like Destiny, Watchdogs, Titanfall, Dead Rising 3 uses to come to fruition.

Sure any mid level PC can run the PC games I just mentioned, but It doesn't mean that all those PC gamers on Steam can run Hardcore Games like the ones I mentioned that are coming to Next-Gen!

mathg04
mathg04

@FUlmineAnimusThe Oculus Rift is a peripheral, not a console. That means that the X1 and PS4 may support it at some time, they are not rivals!

mokkeyrg2
mokkeyrg2

@aminal85 you never know they could be in talks with them if there is microsoft would be the best option so xbox 1/pc could use it

fatee
fatee

@aminal85 I hope they stay away :P It's Oculus turn to shine.

Mega_Loser
Mega_Loser

@gornes79

i know! i have something going for two-three seconds and then it starts to sting and i lose lens focus.

lilmcnessy
lilmcnessy

@FUlmineAnimusYou obviously have no idea what you are talking about. First of all these guys are developing a sort controller/monitor. They are not console developers. Do you know how much research and development they would need to get into to develop a console? It makes no sense for them to create a console. A PC can be programming to do all these "immersive features" you speak of. Do you want to run their business into the ground?

You compare an Oculus box to the Wii U and look how it went for them. Creating a new console will only divide gamers and mean loss of profits for other competitors. We have enough at the moment. 

And how can you say a PC cannot play high level games? The next gen consoles specs only match current mid-range PCs. PcCs have much more power and a mid range PC can run every game that is currently out, not with the best graphics but nothing like you're thinking.


Stop making up bullshit.

FUlmineAnimus
FUlmineAnimus

@mathg04 @FUlmineAnimus 

We all know that the Oculus Rift is a peripheral, and it would GREAT if microsoft or sony adapts the Oculus unto their consoles, but seriously, the Oculus Rift with a regular control in your hands will not be as awesome as a special controller interface made EXACTLY for the Oculus Rift, it would be an immersion-breaker...

aminal85
aminal85

@fatee @aminal85 Haha, yea probably better if Microsoft didn't get involved. Maybe I meant publisher support, in order  to widen the base of supported games.

Mega_Loser
Mega_Loser

@5SI-GonePostal @Mayleene 

you lost me there, i'm not a fan of the series, apologies if your spelling was a reference to something and correct.

predatorGS
predatorGS

@Kristan1711 @lilmcnessy @FUlmineAnimus That's because the graphics are designed for the consoles. The PC version will be better most of the time (higher textures), but that's not very noticeable when watching 720p trailers, etc.

Slade968
Slade968

@FUlmineAnimus @lilmcnessy I could build a rig for 600 (maybe 700, haven't checked newegg in a while) that runs games faster and prettier than the next gen consoles. There are many such build guides all over the internet right now. Forbes has a good one that they keep updating, worth a look if you are interested.

Point is, you definitely don't need a high end rig to compete with next gen consoles. They are a joke.

lilmcnessy
lilmcnessy

@FUlmineAnimus @lilmcnessy Next Gen graphics do not need High End PCs. That is if you want to run them on max. Everyone needs a computer so the price difference doesn't really matter because you will own a PC and a console at the same time.

FUlmineAnimus
FUlmineAnimus

@lilmcnessy @FUlmineAnimus  you certainly dont know how to read ;) 

What is a current mid-range PC dumbass, a 600-1200 dollar PC ?

Any lower than that and youll have a lil bit more thant what the ps3 or xbox 360 can do...


Thats not for me... Next gen graphics need high end pc idiot

mathg04
mathg04

@FUlmineAnimus@mathg04I thought some developers from rage, cod and lost planet are developing an erotic game for the Oculus Rift... imagine that... ;-)

FUlmineAnimus
FUlmineAnimus

@mathg04 @FUlmineAnimus  Actually you have made a very good point, I don't know why I didn't think of that ...

It would be good if a new type of controller was invented geniously for the Oculus Rift and Compatible with the PS4 or X1 ...

Very nice observation! :D but there will still be the point of making a game JUST for the Oculus Rift and that new type of controller :O

mathg04
mathg04

@FUlmineAnimus@mathg04Than combine it with the PS Move Sharpshooter and you have your ideal FPS simulator. Or combine it with Kinect and you can look down your imaginary body. The Hardware is already here (or will be soon), they just have to do the combination.

I realy can't see how people would like to buy another overpriced brick in the shelf just for the Oculust Rift. It's more likely to make matched periferals for it. Think of a controler for the PS4, which is designed for the Oculus Rift instead of a whole new console.