Forza Motorsport on Oculus Rift Is Not What You Expect

What is the point of this?

Posted By | On 12th, Jun. 2015 Under News

Yesterday, Oculus announced that games from the Xbox One would be playable on Oculus Rift. Unfortunately, the solution is completely redundant- the games themselves aren’t VR, so all Oculus does is replace you playing them on your flat screened TV in your living room, with you playing them on a flat screened TV in a virtual living room generated by Oculus.

If you want to see what that looks like, you can check out the video above, which demonstrates how this works. The game being shown off in question is Forza Motorsport.

It’s unquestionable that the technology in this case is very impressive, so it certainly is laudable from that perspective. Unfortunately, the entire thing also comes off as pointless (as well as nausea inducing- do you see what happens when she turns her head around to the image?)- very few actual usages of this can be seen.

I guess I just wish Microsoft had stuck to doing something cool with HoloLens, is all.

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