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Is occulus Rift really the future or just another gimmick ?

The Oculus Rift by Oculus VR has been causing a stir in the gaming world, and its appearance at Eurogamer Expo 2013 has been no different. So far, the Oculus Rift has been visiting the Cons and Expos with a variety of games; from EVE to Hawken, but at EGX they decided to show off their capabilities in the upcoming MMOFPS, War Thunder.

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PCGamingNoobs976d ago

its all down to 2 things the support it gets and the price.

JimmyLmao976d ago (Edited 976d ago )

Not a Gimmick, it is the future.

I will take this as the future of gaming over Kinect 2.0 or PlayStation Camera any day.

it just needs to be implemented on a system level so that it isnt any extra work for game developers.

The main reason i think the Oculus Rift will do much better than gimmicky motion controls is that this requires no extra effort from the player, but adds greatly to the immersion. It is the perfect way to advance gaming.

SirBradders976d ago

I used to talk about this with my bro years ago that one day you will be able to sit in a VR chair and control everything with your thoughts/movements and this is that step in that direction.

awi5951976d ago

I hope so too then make a real sword art online game lol.

frozen-assets976d ago

Very much want this to be the future. Full screen gaming with a headset? About 40 gamers could share an apartment, just line pillows around the walls to sit.

Joking aside, if this takes off you can see future iterations where you get full 360 surround sound built into the headset. Old genres born anew, horror games will be awesome again!

steve30x976d ago

Its a lot less of a Gimmick than 3D is. At least with Occulus rift people like me can use it but I cant see 3d. I've tried shutter glasses 3D and that other 3D with polarised glasses and didn't see 3D at all. It looksed like normal TV to my eyes. I will buy the Rift headset for sure. I cant see it dying off as fast as 3D.

Volkama976d ago

You being part of a small minority that can't see 3d isn't the same as 3d being a gimmick. It might be fair to call it a gimmick as the adoption rate is low and there is a general disinterest though.

I play almost all my games in 3D at the moment, I think it adds a lot to the visual appeal.

steve30x974d ago

Its not just because I cant see in 3D that I say its a gimmick. Everybody I know says its a gimmick and a lot of people on the internet say so too. I see more of an uptake with Rift than I saw with 3D.

EXVirtual976d ago

Depends. Oculus Rift should get some more support, if it isn't just a gimmick.

BG11579976d ago

Tried out at Pax and I was conquered!

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