Just bought the Oculus Rift

Posted by melee-master on May 1, 2013, 6:28 a.m.

I've literally never been so excited for the launch of something before. This thing is going to completely revolutionize gaming. Even in games without head tracking the sheer immersion factor will be phenomenal. A few hours ago I preordered the dev kit which is scheduled to ship in June. I wanted to preorder sooner but I needed to be sure that I had enough money for my bills and my flight to Chicago in a few weeks.

No idea if I'll actually develop anything, but I do know one thing: I want it and I WANT IT ASAFP. As soon as fucking possible :D TF2 already supports it, Hawken is going to support it, The Gallery is a sweet looking game designed from the ground up for it and Minecraft is going to get support for it eventually. The list is bigger than that though, and I'm sure it'll get bigger and bigger pretty quickly. The reviews of it all say it's amazing and the first device to get VR right.

I'm also so excited that I've already downloaded a couple drivers that will let me play games that aren't officially supported with it. The consumer version will blow it away in terms of specs, but I don't feel like waiting until early 2014. And now I have even more of a reason to buy a new graphics card…

Anyone else gonna get the dev kit? It's $300 USD + $45 shipping (for me) which ended up costing $356 CAD.

http://www.oculusvr.com/

Edit:

VR desktop: http://developer.oculusvr.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=423

Comments

JuurianChi 11 years, 1 month ago

Cool Story, Bro

What I actually wrote:

HOLY CRAP, YES.

I sent in a pre order about two months ago, here's hoping it was actually worth it, because it would be a huge cheese off to have paid for it and only have a few "passable" games to work with. I would love to see it used in a game environment outside of first person shooters but as expected, the market wouldn't be very good for it right now if they advertized anything but.

Especially given the intellectual capacity of their target market:

Cool Story, Bro.

Iasper 11 years, 1 month ago

Quote: JuurianChi
Cool Story, Bro
And you're surprised people aren't always nice to you?

Besides that, what is this Oculus Rift thing?

melee-master 11 years, 1 month ago

It's a virtual reality headset. 3D display and headtracking so that you actually feel like you're in the game.

Charlie Carlo 11 years, 1 month ago

This plus Skyrim would be the greatest thing ever.

Now all you need is one of those big virtual reality treadmill things.

Moikle 11 years, 1 month ago

I am really excited for this too, I am waiting for the final version

I am so looking forward to the mods which introduce it for Half Life and Mirrors Edge

Cpsgames 11 years, 1 month ago

I would love to play games like Chivalry, Skyrim, and Amnesia on it. I'll be waiting for the final release though.

melee-master 11 years, 1 month ago

This third party driver will be released shortly after the June dev kit.

http://www.vorpx.com/games/

I came.

Moikle 11 years, 1 month ago

they have a picture of the portal logo, but portal is getting rift support anyway :P

Astryl 11 years, 1 month ago

Originally, I was never intending to even consider getting one… But then when I thought of playing Skyrim or Fallout 3 on it… Yeah. I want.

The dev-kit would be nice, but I'll probably just end up getting the public release version, 'cause my bank is a douche when it comes to online payments for nice things. :(

Iasper 11 years, 1 month ago

I think I saw someone using this for Skyrim, I'll see if I can find the video. It was pretty amazing.