Submitted by TristanP_ObViews 192d ago | opinion piece

Can the Oculus Rift and Motion Controls Change Video Games for the Better?

Ever since the Wii was released video games developers have been trying to create something innovative by changing the controller, making high tech Eye Toys or strapping screens to our heads, but does any of this actually make video games better? Let’s first look at previous endeavours in video games and see if they did anything to better gaming as a whole. (Casual games, Industry, Kinect, Next-Gen, Oculus Rift, PC, Playstation Eye, Playstation Move, Tech, Wii, Wii U, Wiimote Plus, Xbox One)

DealWithIt  +   192d ago
Oculus Rift - Yes

Motion Control - Hell no.
Pogmathoin  +   192d ago
I think each on its own will be limited, but a kinect camera, oculus and wii-mote nunchuck together, seems plausible that good games could be made... I could immerse myself in an modern Elite game.... Dreaming now....
spartanlemur  +   192d ago
I'm not sure a wii-mote is ideal. One of the peripherals I would expect to see in coming years is some form of glove with artificial muscles which contract and expand as we touch things in game (so you can grasp things such as joysticks, weapons and ledges and feel resistance). Combined with a kinect-style camera, this could be very promising.

Regardless, we're going to see a lot of innovation in making VR more immersive beyond the goggles themselves soon I'm sure, and it will be quite interesting to see which designs succeed and which fail.
ZombieKiller  +   192d ago
I don't know, a lightsaber fight with Darth Vader would be nice! I don't think there is too much past that for me with motion controls. I like to lazy around the living room....

As for the Oculus Rift: I am down! That thing looks awesome.
mobijoker  +   192d ago
Oculus Rift is the future...
Motion control- already tested last gen and it did not work....don't see it working this gen...
muttsurini  +   192d ago
I played video games for relaxing not to be stressed out.
WeAreLegion  +   192d ago
Yes...especially when you combine both technologies. VR motion headsets, especially the Oculus, will only get bigger. When you mix motion gaming (like the Razer Hydra, for example) with headsets, it adds depth to any experience. Everyone has been experimenting with that. My favorite example would be Surgeon Simulator 2013.
kickerz  +   192d ago
I think Oculus Rift combined with the new kinect would actually be pretty amazing. Not sure why no ones doing this yet..
NeoTribe  +   191d ago
If oculus rift works how its suppost to than why would they want to combine it with something that has not ever worked with gaming? Kinect 2.0 isnt even 100 percent functional when using OS, letalone a game. Fighter within anyone?
kickerz  +   190d ago
Well I've watched videos of them just starting to use Oculus rift with a motion capture camera and it looks good, so kinect would be fine
Dark_king  +   192d ago
Oculus Rift and a neural controller would be what I want.
ZombieKiller  +   192d ago

While we are at it, and blank slate of a roon and holographic projection too.

@below me: I'm already buying one, and when I game I usually am sitting by myself. If I have friends over, we all game on the TV or do something else. Oculus Rift is for gaming alone.
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Tapioca Cold  +   192d ago
No! Stop already. Oculus rift will fail. No one wants to be sitting in a room blindfolded and at the mercy of those around them. No one will buy it. You ll see
Gamer666  +   192d ago
I have Oculus Rift... The fun wore off after a week. It is a good device, but you have to have space and people shouldn't be around distracting you (aka family members).

Also, it is not a good device for many hours of gameplay. (I at least) got motion sick if I played with it for more then an hour at a single time.
M3TR01DFANBOY  +   192d ago
i think if used properly motion control can enhance certain gaming experiences.
Bonerboy  +   191d ago
Yer darn tootin'!

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