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

Acid 10 years, 11 months ago

I was there when Spectre bought this! (On Teamspeak)

I was kind of excited because I thought it would be about him getting his and using it when I saw this in the feed, but this news is just as awesome! Glad you're getting it, man.

flashback 10 years, 11 months ago

Hmm… I think I'll wait for the consumer version, honestly. The better specs are worth the wait for me, since I'm not developing for it.

Charlie Carlo 10 years, 11 months ago

Couldn't you just use it as a display if the game doesn't have support for it?

flashback 10 years, 11 months ago

…sort of not really, from what I understand. You could kind of play with a virtual "display" being rendered in front of you, but it'd be rather low-res. If you just showed the same image to each eye, your brain would not be very happy, it would look like you are drunk.

Josea 10 years, 11 months ago

I'm excited about it too, I don't mind waiting though, I don't have the money to buy one yet anyway.

Mega 10 years, 11 months ago

Quote:
Couldn't you just use it as a display if the game doesn't have support for it?
What Flashback said. Reason being that the Occulus Rift displays two 'viewpoints', one to each eye, and each one has to be slightly removed from the other or it'd be like playing a game with a really bad case of squint-eyes.

Darthvender 10 years, 11 months ago

I ordered mine a while back. I went halfsies with someone else but they dropped out after I made the order.

All I can say is that when I heard that it came with a pre-fabricated camera you could drop into a Unity scene, I immediately downloaded Unity and started making an amazing spaceship to run around in.

melee-master 10 years, 11 months ago

Quote:
Couldn't you just use it as a display if the game doesn't have support for it?

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

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

melee-master 10 years, 11 months ago

Glad to see some others here have ordered it :D

I AM SO EXCITED

eagly 10 years, 11 months ago

I thought about backing the Kickstarter campaign when I heard about it but I couldn't afford it! But I am so excited for it and to see its uses in games and how awesomely immersive it will make things. Buy me one. :(