By Chelsea Stark
Gamers have always fantasized about more engaging play experiences — being “inside” the game. Every early attempt at virtual reality, or immersive gameplay, has come of as cheap or hokey.
But since the multi-million dollar Kickstarter for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, those dreams of exploring immersive game worlds are closer to reality. Currently, the Oculus Rift is in the hands of a few hundred developers and enthusiasts, and they are currently working on crafting experiences to fit the hardware.
Journalists and some conference attendees have been the only ones besides developers to get their eyeballs inside the slightly awkward Rift headset, and we were able to check it out last week in New York. A few games have been already optimized for the Oculus Rift, including indie mech driving sim Hawken.
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