Virtual reality gaming is nearly here — we just need the rig

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Virtual reality gaming is nearly here — we just need the rig

Postby vgbaron » Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:11 am


Video games have long promised to offer their players "immersive experiences," but full-blown virtual reality — the holodeck or the matrix — was still a fantasy. Now with the Oculus Rift headset on the horizon, that's no longer the case: soon gamers will be able to slip on a pair of high-tech goggles and truly be immersed in a virtual world.

The only problem is: How will gamers play when they get there? With the Oculus Rift still in development for a full consumer launch, developers are finally realizing the deficiency of contemporary controls. In this brave new world where "The Matrix" suddenly doesn't seem like too remote a possibility, the standard joysticks and gamepads that gamers have been using for decades are defunct...

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