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Oculus Rift Unveiling

Posted by Rampant Coyote on June 12, 2015

oculus_rift_consumerVR: Coming to a living room near you soon. Like within 9 months.

Oculus VR has announced their consumer product, available in the first quarter of 2015. 

Including a new set of positionally-aware controllers called “Oculus Touch.” In addition to traditional buttons and sticks on the controllers, it also recognizes gestures made by the thumb and index finger.

In spite of how sick I was the last time I spend time with the technology (on a DK1 device), I am petty excited about this. I really want to play Underworld Ascension on VR. And honestly, I’d love to make VR games… but Frayed Knights, heavy on the text, ain’t that kind of game. That’s why I’ve been waiting for the consumer release, rather than jumping on a dev kit. But one day… one day in the not-too-distant-future…. it’ll be happenin’.

Hopefully not accompanied by a desire to hurl my lunch.

UPDATE: And they want indie games for the platform. $10 million worth of indie games, apparently:

Oculus Offering $10 million budget for indie games on the Oculus Rift


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