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New Oculus Rift cover shooter is so realistic, players warned not to lean on virtual objects

By August 7, 2013March 24th, 2020Newswires

By Carl Franzen

Groundbreaking virtual reality headset Oculus Rift has been in the hands of software developers for just a few months, and already it’s been used to create some incredible simulations and gaming experiences. But a new first-person-shooter demo may offer the most immersive experience yet, letting players duck, fire around virtual crates, and rotate their guns in their hands. The “Hydra Cover Shooter” demo built by Australian developer Teddy Lipowitz utilizes two Razer Hydra motion controllers in addition to the Oculus headset: one joystick in the user’s hand to move forwards and backwards and to fire; and a wand controller strapped on the player’s chest that controls up and down movement. Lipowotz told Wired that the most difficult part was getting the headset and motion controllers to communicate reliably.

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