Not everyone owns a pair of those fancy VR goggles the big companies were pushing a couple years ago, but Throw Anything is the game idea that will make you wish you had one. In this fast-paced action title from developer VisualLight, zombies are advancing on your high-rise building, getting closer and closer to your apartment — and the only way to fend them off is to throw things. If you can see it, you can throw it — including people!
From 4A Games, the creators of Metro 2033, Metro: Last Light, and Metro Redux, comes a new vision of the apocalypse. Announced today during the Oculus Connect 3 keynote in San Jose, ARKTIKA.1 is a highly immersive, action-packed, first-person shooter designed exclusively for Oculus Touch. You can check out the trailer for the game below.
The founder of Oculus, Palmer Luckey, has apparently skipped the Oculus 3 event. But the reason he did so is what is very curious. According to Polygon, he did it so he himself not be a “distraction” for the event.
Oculus VR has officially opened pre-orders for the Oculus Rift headset, and the price has turned out to be quite steep for the new VR headset. Per the official website, the site will go for a hefty price tag of $599.00. That’s for the consumer model version, which will include the headset, a sensor, the Oculus Remote, cables, an Xbox One controller, EVE: Valkyrie and Lucky’s Tale.
The Oculus VR Team announced in an official blog post that the unique controller for the Rift, the Oculus Touch, has been delayed. As a result, the Oculus Touch will not launch along with the Rift headset in the first quarter of 2016 as previously scheduled. Per the statement, the controller needed more time.
Virtual technology like the Hololens, Project Morpheus, or the Oculus may be the way of the future, but that doesn’t mean everyone is already on board with it. In fact, several have already spoken out stating that they aren’t into the new technology, or aren’t impressed with where it is right now. Nintendo is one of those groups, and another is James Cameron, director of some of the biggest movies of all time. The director quite literally yawned when asked about virtual technology, stating that it was boring and uninteresting.
Virtual Reality headsets are slowly coming into our gaming lives, but will they just be peripherals? Or will they be their own platforms? Well, according to Oculus founder Palmer Luckey (via a Reddit AMA), they’re funding exclusives to show it’s more than just a headset.
There’s no denying that any business that gets millions of dollars, or has the potential to receive millions of dollars, can be cutthroat. Whether it’s people leaving to start their own business, or join a competitor, it can be brutal. In this modern age, where indie games and Kickstarter funded projects raise millions of dollars on name recognition alone, it’s hard not to try and do your own thing without the weight of the “corporate overlords” looking over you shoulder.
Oculus, the company behind the virtual reality headset Oculus Rift, have today updated their official Kickstarter page with news that the company have acquired Carbon Design Group – the award winning company who worked in partnership with Microsoft to help develop the controller for the Xbox 360.