Explore Sunken Ships With Oculus Rift In World Of Diving

by Brian Albert on Jun 14, 2013 at 07:30 AM

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.