Results of the conference devoted by Oculus Rift
All of us waited for this moment. When developers of a font of virtual reality will tell us more about the child. Also that we received following the results of official conference on the threshold of the annual game E3 exhibition? Give I will tell you as passed this action, and you solve: whether it is necessary to rejoice received information or is not present.
At the beginning of conference there was very diffident leader who tried though somehow to get crowd. He shouted in a hall, but for some reason reactions from journalists present at quite small room did not follow. It at all did not confuse the leader therefore it continued the story about that, the helmet of virtual reality of Oculus Rift is how remarkable.
The miracle did not happen. We did not hear official start date of sales of a font. Rough term of the beginning of sales is still planned for the first quarter 2016. It is good, if developers do not deceive us this time. And that we know their promises. Already several times transferred release date.
The final design of the device appeared really what we saw on the invitation to presentation. Something the design, and the truth, appeared is similar to the images which have flowed away earlier on this week. The built-in earphones, the kastomiziruyemy part of a font arranged for any person, the big lenses, which arrangement the easy weight and so on is regulated by means of the special toddler.
From new details: the font received still a smaller delay in an image conclusion so developers managed to get rid of dizziness of users. The built-in earphones (by the way, coming unfastened) trace an arrangement of your head in space therefore they will deduce a sound taking into account spatial position of your character in game. Agree – a pleasant bonus.
For helmet tracking in space the special sensor on a high leg answers. Developers of Oculus Rift argue that you will forget about its existence as soon as will put on the desk. But to me for some reason it is not believed that you can ignore this "hammer" before the nose. Though, of course, early on it to argue. It is necessary to wait a gadget exit in sale. One more pleasant bonus is that owners of points can use a font. In general all. Bar none.
Visit on presentation of the boss of division of Microsoft Xbox of Phil Spencer which declared nativny support by a font of Oculus Rift of the game Xbox One controler, the wireless receiver for it which can be thrust in the computer, and also the Windows 10 operating system appeared a big surprise. Frankly speaking, benefit from this cooperation to me sees very indistinct. The gamepad and the receiver will cost to people decent cost, whether so there will be this offer demanded – I am not sure.
Phil Spencer also declared support by a game font from the Forza Motorsport series but which – did not specify. Time will tell. After to the announcement showed small video in which the girl looked through Oculus Rift font at the virtual TV on which the game Forza was started, thus it could twirl by the head and to see the virtual room. What sense of a similar innovation, I did not understand. I in the same way can look at the TV with game and twirl by the head without any fonts. Well it is fine.
After that for Oculus Rift started to present games. The representative of the CCP company who showed a trailer of a space simulator of EVE Valkyrie was the first. Game really smartly looks, but it is worth to remember that it also leaves and for other helmets of virtual reality. For example, for Sony Morpheus.
The Insomniac studio well-known for the series of platformer of Ratchet and Clank for PlayStation consoles, presented for Oculus Rift exclusive a horror game of Edge of Nowhere. It is surprising that game will be presented from the third party, instead of from the first.
The Gunfire games studio showed the game Chronos in adventure-RPG genre, by the way, too from the third party.
Other games did not deserve trailers therefore to the audience simply showed their names and on pair of seconds of a gameplay in a total trailer of a font of Oculus Rift. Among names VR Sports Challenge, AirmechVR, Lucky’s Tale, Damaged Core and others sounded. Graphic cursors of Unity and Unreal will support a font nativno. And the Oculus company will allocate 10 000 000 dollars for support of indi-developers to motivate them for work with virtual reality. Today the font was supported already by tens developers a part from which showed on a special slide.
In order that it was convenient to you to download games for virtual reality, the shop of the appendices, similar App Store will be started. Having connected to it, you can get and download any game for VR. Quite unexpected and courageous course of Facebook to be enclosed in such project. The shop will support just in case as 3D, and the 2D-interface for your convenience. In App Store slightly late there is an official appendix by means of which you can learn even more about a font.
Did not manage at conference without «one more thing» (I quote the leader, instead of I joke!). In its ending on a scene there was a founder of Oculus Rift Palmer Lucky (in slippers on naked feet) and presented a hall game Oculus Touch controlers by means of which you can supervise the hands in virtual reality. They represent round controlers with handles on which are located analog flow down, buttons and triggers, as if on console gamepads. On circles round handles the special marks, allowing to define their arrangement in space so it is possible to tell that is an innovative way most precisely to trace movement of your hands are located.
The developer of a font assured present that these controlers will allow to kill at once seven hares: to transfer your hands to virtual reality, to unload your consciousness, having relieved of all superfluous, to allow to manipulate various subjects in games and appendices, to use gestures for communication with other people, to use traditional input by means of buttons, to get rid of bulky sensors of tracking of movements, and also to reduce gross weight of controlers.
Well, we did not wait announcements of final cost of a font and exact date of its release. It is necessary to wait a little more. And at the E3 exhibition which I will shine at the beginning of the next week, we for certain will see many new games for a font which deserve our attention.