And possibly cinematic music for gaming porn?
Seriously though. I can’t keep freaking about this piece of technology. I haven’t even tried them yet and I’m already convinced that they will be the next pivotal tool; the iPhone of the 2016 – 2020 era.
If you’re not acquainted with ‘em already, Oculus Rift is fully functional and commercially available virtual reality. You can order these for like $500 right now. In a few years, that price will be suppressed as they figure out how to make ‘em cheaper and newer models arise.
Think about. Actual virtual reality. Technology so good that it succeeds in tricking your brain (that’s hard to do for any sustained amount of time). They can transform your living room into a medieval castle complete with dragons, or do something as subtle as change the colour of your carpets and leave everything else the same. They can simulate flight, roller coasters (do not do the coaster while standing in front of your dickish Russian buddy)… basically anything that can be conceived.
Do you remember the first time you used a touch pad on an iPod Touch (or similar)? Were you as impressed as I was (and in like under 10 minutes completely at home with it like you’d been using it for years?)
I think this is this next thing that will evoke that feeling (and then some).
It doesn’t take a ton of imagination to see how the gaming, pornography and cinematic industries will be completely overhauled by these bad boys.
Music, on the other hand, is a little trickier. Yes, the audio accompaniment to the VR experience will help complete the effect (and once they get the tactile experience down we’re effectively in the Matrix), but I wonder if there would be a market for VR concerts, VR music videos, VR jam sessions, etc etc.
It’s not stopping and it’s come fast, so those who are thinking about it now stand to benefit the most!
Oh also Facebook owns Oculus, which is just bonkers.
Oculus took my money, then used it to raise the value of their company for the purpose of selling out to the highest bidder. Do you trust Facebook to do the right thing otherwise? Why would they with Oculus? Facebook is a deal breaker for me. I want a refund.
These things are UNREAL. My brother just got the new one, which includes positional tracking, and hes tossing me his old one. In my opinion, the best part of this, is the horror games. I wasn't even the one playing, but late night, big screen, my knees were shaking while watching people play this game. If you have a chance, play slender. Itll change your entire mindset about horror games. lmao
p.s: @jordy I think your link is broken, the facebook one
This is some serious far out shit. We really need to try it some day!