The Oculus Rift is being promoted by its creators as the “first truly immersive virtual reality headset for video games.” Its Kickstarter asked for $250,000 and ended up with almost $2.5 million. Luminaries in the video game industry like Gabe Newell of Valve and John Carmack of id Software have all expressed their support for the product.
But what is perhaps the most touching endorsement for the Rift comes in the form of a video of a 90-year old grandma trying it for the very first time. I won’t describe what happens, just see it for yourself:
Pretty much every impression I’ve heard or read about the device is glowing, and this just makes things even more exciting. Could the Oculus Rift not only attract the hardcore gamers, but bring in a casual group of players with its virtual reality technology? No date has been set for release, but the device is already in the hands of developers, so we might not have to wait too long to find out.
Will it mesmerize when it gets into people’s hands? You can bet your bottom dollar it will.