Oculus Rift DK2 Hands-on with Couch Knight

Oculus Rift DK2-4 DK2 uses a low persistence OLED display to eliminate motion blur and judder, two of the biggest contributors to simulator sickness. Low persistence also makes the scene appear more visually stable, increasing the potential for presence. The high-definition 960×1080 per-eye display reduces the screen-door effect and improves clarity, color, and contrast. video output and general precision improvements to the user experience. DK2 uses a low persistence OLED display to eliminate motion blur and judder, two of the biggest contributors to simulator sickness. Low persistence also makes the scene appear more visually stable, increasing the potential for presence. The high-definition 960×1080 per-eye display reduces the screen-door effect and improves clarity, color, and contrast.

It  also integrates precise, low-latency positional head tracking using an external camera that allows you to move with 6-degrees-of-freedom and opens up all sorts of new gameplay opportunities like peering around corners, leaning in to get a closer look at objects in the world, and kicking back on a virtual beach. The Game in question we got to out is a demo made by EPIC GAMES off the Unreal 4 engine called Couch Knight. The game places you in a virtual world, where you are seated on a couch, and you can see your friend, partner or opponent seating next to you and suddenly a pair of little avatars with swords drop on the table, and you are given control over them to duke it out. What was fun was the ability to use the avatar to traverse the whole room, you could run on the coffee table, around the couch or even have the avatar seat on your lap if you don’t feel like fighting.

It was a great demo that showcased some of the gaming possibilities that Virtual reality extends to an I can definitely see the next Super Mario world in this Universe ( hope you heard that Nintendo). So if you are at PAX EAST, tomorrow is the last day and I suggest you go check it out or if you are like me pre-order you own DK2 from Oculus Rift here.

 

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  • Truyardi

    Looks nice, looking forward to seeing this in the near future.

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