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Alien Isolation Gets Oculus Rift Support

Alien Isolation is currently playable this week on the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset at E3 2014. A few previews and reactions have appeared on Twitter and at online outlets such as IGN and Joystiq. The feedback is quite positive for the platform, saying it’s much scarier than playing with a normal control pad and screen. Now, the creative lead for Alien Isolation, Al Hope, said that this a prototype version of the game and didn’t necessarily mean a full game is coming out for the Oculus Rift. But still, it’s positive news for those of you into virtual reality. You can check out some footage and reactions below:

The consumer version of the Oculus Rift is rumoured to come out in late 2014 or early 2015 and there’s no news about Sony’s Project Morpheus VR set. I guess it could be years before we see that.



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Comments: 18
  1. ADC
    I'm a big fan of O-Rift and it's come on leaps and bounds since I first had a demo. So much money is being poured into R&D for this thing that I think it's going to have impact. The Game of Thrones demo really is amazing and I would love to play this game on the thing after seeing that footage. It works for me but I think, statistically, something like 17% of people have problems with stereoscopic viewing. Having said that, one could play a game conventionally all night but I'm not sure how long I could go on the O-Rift in a single session.
  2. Cal427eb
    I'm not much into this sort of stuff, but it does look like it'd be great fun.

    I tried the Rift at a EuroGamer and didn't enjoy the experience. Gave me a head-ache and I couldn't focus on it and I know Shevie said the same thing when he tried it at EGX. I can imagine the experience being just...horrific, if you get on with the technology though.
    You must be quite prone to motion sickness then. I tried out the rift and it was great. I had zero problems except for that it was hard to read some text because of the low resolution.
  3. Darkness
    I don't think the tech is quite there yet and won't be in our life time. When I think of virtual reality, I expect to be moving inside the thing i.e. there is no control pad or external controls, you're completely inside the game and moving as you would normally - not just your head.
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