The lights are on
Microsoft and Academic Research Consulting are teaming up to bring Oculus VR's Laird Malamed and other company staff to Boston for an event titled The Future of Virtual Reality with the Oculus Rift. Oculus team members will be joined by independent developers and researchers from a number of local universities to discuss the technology.
There will be multiple sessions on November 2 that cover game development, entrepreneurs working with virtual reality, and applying for jobs with Oculus VR and other firms working with the technology.
Oculus will be bringing four of their HD kits with them, and if attendees are lucky, they'll have EVE Valkyrie, too. There will be an assortment of games to try.
For more on the event, visit the Academic Relations Consulting website. There is no charge to attend the event.
[Source: Academic Relations Consulting]
Thanks to reader "Xazerix" for the tip.
Our TakeI'm a big fan of Oculus VR and the people involved with the project. I had the opportunity to sit down with founder Palmer Luckey and vice president of product Nate Mitchell at Gamescom and came away impressed by the approach and focus. Events like this are necessary to help introduce the technology to more people and lay the groundwork for broader anticipation and acceptance at launch.
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Cant wait to buy one of these. Cant wait cant wait for everything. Being a gamer, your always waiting for something. Always anticipation. Our gift and curse.
Thank god I chose Emerson
If the MS and the oculus team up for something for the XB1, that would be a huge win for both of them.
Personally I'd like to learn more about the Oculus, seems like things that were considered sci-fi are slowly becoming part of everyday life. I can't imagine how advanced Next-Gen gaming will become in the future.
enter the matrix
As I see it, VR should be a focus in this generation as the graphical leap wasn't significant enough to generate any excitement in me. Having a new perspective would get me a whole lot more excited for next generation graphics.
Could you imagine the Xbox One coming with an Oculus Rift and that it was usable on Xbox One games? Now that would get me to buy an Xbox for once in my life. I imagine that would resonate with the same crowd that bought the Wii, despite how dorky it is. Anybody would want to try it for kicks, it's new innovative technology and that's what people want.