Well, it may be old news, but here we are, confirming that Oculus Rift VR headset will soon come to cure us of the VR-eebie-jeebies. According to official statements, Oculus Rift hits the market in 2016 and the device won’t come alone.
As stated, 2016 will now be known as the year when our perception on reality and virtual reality will change forever. Oculus Rift, the crowning achievement of computer technology, will turn any dull game into an experience that will not forget so easily.
Far be it from us to wax on poetics when it comes to this mouth-watering gaming device, but everyone who was invited to test the VR headset declared that the device is almost magical, transforming each gaming experience into something personal.
But hold on tight, because there is more to come. Apart from the official release of the VR-ready and able headset, Oculus also announced that the device will be shipped with two new games: Lucky’s Tale and EVE: Valkyrie.
Over the past year, it would seem that revamping games have become quite a trend. Old games like Prince of Persia, King’s Quest or Abe’s Odyssey, have gotten their remastered versions.
Well, with this in mind, we are looking forward to seeing both new and old games getting VR support. Imagine how epical it would be to play Skyrim using an Oculus Rift device. D&D is not your cup of tea? How about exploring the Fallout’s Wasteland using a VR-enabled device?
For now, we have to settle with a platform game and with MMORPG game. Lucky’s Tale, a platform game created by Playful, narrates the adventure of Lucky, the fox, a colorful character set on bashing enemies, jumping through hoops or platforms. The game seems to be a combination between Super Mario Bros. and Sonic the Hedgehog.
According to Playful, the game might not look pretty and it certainly doesn’t take advantage of the VR technology. Still, the platform-like game is capable of giving you a taste of what virtual reality is all about.
We don’t know when the Oculus Rift will hit the market, but according to its makers, the device might hit the market in the first quarter of 2016.
A word of advice before heading on over to buy the new VR device. First of all, due to its specs, the Oculus Rift won’t be cheap. Second, be sure to check your computer’s specs before thinking about buying an Oculus Rift, because the device requires at least 8 GB of RAM in order to work properly.