Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Oculus Rift DK2 (part three)

I saw this today: ‘NewRetroArcade’ is a Brilliantly Detailed 80′s Arcade That Will Take You on a VR Nostalgia Trip. Here's a description:
Developer Digital Cybercherries has just released NewRetroArcade, a brilliantly detailed 80′s arcade that’s built in Unreal Engine 4. Inside, players are taken on a nostalgia trip, able to play any one of many working arcade machines representing classic titles. The game supports the Oculus Rift as well as standard monitors.

Yes, it's very slick, with Direct mode support and solid performance.

Experiencing this made me realize that one of the greatest uses of VR could be things like virtual museums. Can't go to the Smithsonian? Maybe you can still experience it in virtual format. Or tourism simulators. If you can't decide where to go visit, you can virtually experience a host of different destinations and see which one suits you the best.

Walking simulators, essentially, modeled on the real world.

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