Today I got the chance to try the Oculus Rift for the first time thanks to my University. I am very enthusiastic about VR and have been following News on Oculus Rift ever since they started on Kickstarter. So here my impressions:
First Thing I noticed was that the head mounted display was amazingly light, it looks alot heavier than it actually is.
Movement in the Rift gives you a little motion sickness at first, although it was just a slightly weird feeling in my stomach. Everything is pixely at the moment still and latency was higher than usual on what I tried, because the demo was running in the wrong mode (I didn’t realize that in time), therefore also running on a ridiculously large screen.
Also, I did have black borders right and left, due to the settings not beeing adjusted to me. All in all, I guess I didn’t get the full experience, it was awesome nevertheless. The stereo vision is amazing and everything looks awesome. The longer you play, the more you get emersed and forget at least a bit that you are in a virtual world.
Walking up and down stairs the first time is like beeing on a rollercoaster.
Things like a falling leaf or a butterfly suddenly get pretty interesting, while you would ignore such things in non-vr games. :D
I am really looking forward to the HD DevKit which I am definitely going to get.
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