Posted by: crudbasher | August 8, 2014

New Video Of The Latest Oculus Rift Dev Kit

The newest version of the Oculus Rift VR helmet has the ability to track when you lean left and right. It doesn’t sound like much but it’s a huge improvement to the feeling of immersion.

Here is a video where some guys try it out. (start at 29:34)

The technology is advancing quickly. What is becoming apparent though is existing games will be difficult to port to a VR system. The designers have said that the Rift is supposed to be used sitting down. I imagine that vehicle based games will be a lot of fun. First person shooters though might have to be rethought.

Exploring historical worlds I think is where this technology will be used for first in Education.

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