Conquer virtual worlds in goggles

By July 21, 2014March 24th, 2020Newswires

By Stuart Kennedy

In an hour or so playing around with the Oculus Rift virtual ­reality headset I soared like a seagull above the Dutch coast, swooped through mountains like a hang glider pilot and ran around a creepy house like a crazed gamer.

Even using the less than perfect prototype of the Rift headset the sense of immersion is incredible. Wandering around a demo landscape with the Rift goggles on I looked over fields and trees gently stirring in the breeze. Point your head up, down, left and right and the view changes just like the real world except it’s a completely computer generated scene.

I walked over to a house, stepped inside and sidled up to the fire before climbing the stairs to check out the upstairs rooms. There were no nasties there.

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