Oculus Rift developer forum user Teddy0K, has developed a first-person cover-based shooter demo using the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset and the Razer Hydra motion controller.
As demonstrated in the video above, a Hydra wand is attached to the user's chest while the Hydra joystick is used as the weapon, as well as controlling forwards and backwards movement. The motion controlled rig allows players to do in-game actions such as duck behind cover to evade enemy fire, blindfire around crates or distract enemies. The set-up is using an updated version of Teddy's HydraDeck demo.
"The position tracking adds a tonne to the immersion of being in a virtual world," Teddy wrote on the forum. "Please be careful when playing this demo, lots of people try to support themselves on the crates when they try to stand up or when leaning up against a column, but find there is nothing there!"
- We play Titanfall, TowerFall and Dark Souls 2 in this week's Polygon Live
- Dark Souls 2 - Overview video
- R.B.I. Baseball 14 wants to be the simple, fast-paced game you remember
- Dark Souls 2: tips for beginners and returning masochists
- Nvidia debuts Battery Boost in new GTX 800M GPUs to improve laptop battery life