The lights are on
The Oculus Rift is shaping up to be a great piece of hardware. During E3, it transported us into a stunningly real land of lava and demons. But if Vertigo Games' new project is funded, we may just find ourselves at the bottom of the ocean.
Richard Stitselaar, creative director at Dutch developer Vertigo Games, is an avid scuba diver. After many underwater adventures in wrecks and caves, he wanted to share that experience with everyone. Diving as an activity is, after all, expensive, nerve-wracking, and geographically restricted.
World of Diving is a multiplayer diving game set for release on PC, Mac, and Linux in early 2014. It has full Oculus Rift support, plus sharks and shipwrecks. The developers are asking for $75,000 via Indiegogo crowd funding. As of now, they're about 20 percent of the way to their goal.
Check out the video below for the gameplay reveal of World of Diving.
Neat I like this.
I think in order for something like the Oculus Rift to work the graphics need to be amazing. I understand this is a work in progress but I am just saying.
Slowly (but possibly not surely), the Holodeck becomes more of a possibility :)
If they can improve the graphics (alot) then this would be a great game for the Oculus Rift. It's all about immersion, and the Rift is the most immersive gaming tool to date.
Just bought one!
That's a pretty cool use of the OR.
I laughed when I saw it's by Vertigo Games.
Not too keen on the VR stuff. I'll stick to my controller and couch.
I think it's got potential. I used to scuba dive back in the day but have long since let me my PADI membership fade away, so I would love to revisit the oceans, even if its only in digital form. Now it they could make a digital copy of the worlds best dive sites that would be a must have. Maybe they can do a proximity diving (wingsuit base jumping) sim next.
Diving isn't nerve-wracking, if you do it right.