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Abelius
Abelius

Minecraft with OR!! The ultimate gaming experience!!!!!  xD

Falzonn
Falzonn

The only real issue I want to know more about is just how bad the 'screen door' effect will really be on high resolution games.  With your face so close to the screen, each pixel will have a little black border around it, creating the impression that you are viewing everything through a screen door.  Granted, the current dev kits are all low resulotion, but even with 2x the res, it will still be a problem.  Everything else about the OR looks great, except the resolution.  It's the main limiter for me.  It's possible that I may have to hold back until a higher resolution screen is developed, but I don't want to wait that long =( .

PS2fweak
PS2fweak

Oculus Rift will never be officially supported on consoles. VR will come soon enough, but Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo make hardware. Why would they support Oculus Rift when they already have existing technology that could do precise head tracking?

They're just waiting to see if the interest in VR is real this time.

SWolfram007
SWolfram007

Does anyone know the name of the song playing in the background from 4:12 - 5:06?

Jshaw71
Jshaw71

It could happen yes, lock up your pets it's time to play some occulas rift!

Buck_Swaggler
Buck_Swaggler

This thing looks awesome, but I've been wondering about a control scheme.  Like, if you sitting down how do you make your character turn 360?  In general, how would you even move a character?  With the head movement effectively replacing the mouse in an FPS for looking around it would feel obsolete to be using WASD to walk.  Maybe a Wii-style nunchuck or something.  But for real immersion they will need a peripheral like the gun that a female tester was using in the video.  Even then I'm not sure how the movement controls would work without feeling clunky.  Maybe couple the headset and gun with a Dance Dance Revolution pad, heheh.

postcomment
postcomment

The guy at 2:04 looks like a fat Matthew Fox from Lost !

Keitha313
Keitha313

Oculus rift 64 bit graphics, console exclusive.

Cost 329.99 for PS3

£450 for Xbox One

PCsama
PCsama

i think it needs some time for more testing if it will effect the eyes or nerve system for some period of hours of gaming 

cynicalundead
cynicalundead

What is the native resolution of the Oculus  Rift and how is it to use with glasses and far farsightedness? 

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

If Oculus Rift really picks up then we could see support for it on the consoles, though with how proprietary they tend to be it may not come to them.

LightEffect
LightEffect

I wonder how long until they make the screens 3D, that would be insane.

TERMINATOR-SSD
TERMINATOR-SSD

I love my TrackIR......you do get the same kind of experience with TrackIR, sort of. Just wish more games would support it, looking at you BF4 


3D does not really work for me, so dont know how effected Oculus will be for me, thats why i love  my TrackIR :-)

plasticreality
plasticreality

No offense, but that was a pretty weak breakdown of the Oculus Rift.  I could have answered any one of those questions with more depth, and I'm not a journalist. Granted I've followed every piece of information since it was announced last summer, but you guys really mailed this one in.

flankenstein
flankenstein

4:26 "Envio - For You". That was an odd coincidence...

generalnene
generalnene

I hope not.

It will dumb down the product.

blackzio
blackzio

amnesia with oculus rift, yes yes yes. make this happen!

SebTheGreatS
SebTheGreatS

Why would he want to play a third person game in the oculus, the whole point is to play a first person game

Wensea10
Wensea10

Nice video here because there definitely needs to be more inventive technology.

garrybubba
garrybubba

I'd like to play Alan Wake with the OR.

lonesamurai1
lonesamurai1

i don't think it will be on consoles because you will probably be able to use it for more than just gaming and lets face it gaming and watching movies sre all consoles are good for so i  doubt it.

Loyal_Royal
Loyal_Royal

Peter Brown is the coolest dude in the history of cool dudes.

AjenoMerveilles
AjenoMerveilles

A game like 'Amnesia: The Dark Descent' on this...

Well, the world is overpopulated as it is. We could do with losing a few.

TigusVidiks
TigusVidiks

I think it will feel akward to be immersed in a virtual world and still have to control your fingers in this world to manage the keybord or the remote. That in particular might mess with my brain. :P

vivalatour
vivalatour

hmm, I just don't get it ............................

telmor84
telmor84

@PS2fweak if gamers like it and it sells more games, they will support it. as far as OR makes progress right now i'm actually pretty sure this will become a thing. 

there where VR glasses that failed but this seems just right. 

The_J3ster
The_J3ster

@Buck_Swaggler Yes you are right - keyboard is a bit crap with the current setup!  The Razer Hydra is one answer to the problem http://www.razerzone.com/gb-en/gaming-controllers/razer-hydra

And then there is the Virtuix Omni for movement http://www.virtuix.com/

Obviously you need the space and of course - all this kit does start to add up.  Still, a control pad works OK for most stuff.

And any flight/space sim is sorted as long as you have a stick with enough programmable buttons - the Saitekx52 is a good example of one of these.

spynee23
spynee23

@Keitha313 from wikipedia:
"
According to Oculus, game integration will begin with PCs and smartphones and be followed by consoles (much later)."

spynee23
spynee23

@Keitha313 console exclusive? don't think so. hawken which is being shown here is currently Pc only...

DVONvX
DVONvX

@WraistlinGill the market is over saturated. However, people only care about Xbox, PS, Wii, and PC.  

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

@AggrandizedUser You can wear some glasses with Oculus Rift or at least you could with earlier models. They had an adjustment for how close the screens are to your eyes to allow room for glasses to be worn.

LightEffect
LightEffect

@AggrandizedUser Probably have to get some contacts or something. It be neat if they had replaceable lenses. I wear glasses for reading and gaming so I want to know too.

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

@TERMINATOR-SSD TrackIR is cool but a main problem is you still need to look at the screen so when you look sideways you need to look at the screen out of the corner of your eyes so this will hopefully fix that one issue.

The_J3ster
The_J3ster

@TERMINATOR-SSD The difference with the Rift to a 3D screen is that you are actually looking into the world as you do naturally every day.  You actually FEEL like you are really there - you get a real sense of scale and depth.  

With a 3D screen you still see everything around you and you are focused down narrowly on this rectangular object.  A big building only looks big because it is next to something that you know the size of - like a human character.

With the Rift you are actually STANDING next to this building.  You know it is big because you have to look right up at it - it makes YOU feel tiny!

You don't have to suspend belief, or wait to get drawn into the story or action - just put the goggles on Wham! You are there - you believe!

ps. I love my TrackIR too and it actually does something the rift currently doesn't - positional tracking.  This will be apparently added to the consumer version.  There are however hacks for this with open-track and a web cam or PlayStation eye (or the move) if you want to add the support to the dev kit.

kalipekona
kalipekona

@TERMINATOR-SSD 

The 3D in the Rift is the most natural and impressive I have seen. It doesn't have all the cross-talk that you get with 3D on a flat 2D monitor or TV.

kalipekona
kalipekona

@SebTheGreatS

Not really. 3rd person games actually work pretty well in VR.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K03okCfcXUQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoRshAQBDYU

"One of the things that really amazed me while working on vorpX was (and is) how well third-person games work on a Rift-like headset, since that is totally counterintuitive at first thought. Due to the way the ingame camera rotates around a fixed target point in third-person this shouldn't work at all, or at least feel very strange. But somehow it does work, and pretty well as far as I’m concerned."

http://www.vorpx.com/third-person-games-in-vr/

The_J3ster
The_J3ster

@vivalatourIt's like describing food to someone - in the end you just have to try it.  It's a completely different experience.

Nothing else currently can make your stomach actually drop when going over a precipice or make your legs go wobbly (for real) when teetering on a super high ledge.  

Or the very real feeling of scale and size when walking down a street and looking up at the massive buildings.  Space games are just unreal - dog-fighting in War Thunder is just utterly mad! 

It's just one of those things, it gets compared to something else or just older technology when the facts are.... there is nothing else quite like it. 

Unfortunately it's an abstract proposition until you've given it a go!  I recommend at some point (if you can) that you do.

SebTheGreatS
SebTheGreatS

@kalipekona @SebTheGreatS I assumed with 3rd person games that if you looked to the right then youre character would not be on the screen, which would obviously be very strange