The Oculus Rift isn’t even out yet to the public and there are already demos, using the developer kits sold, that show off exactly what Oculus can do. A virtual reality headset in this day opens up the possibilities of experiences one can have, from flying to playing a sport. No matter what phobia or disability you have, the Oculus is there to help you and there are people developing programs to aid you. For those developers who just want to jump into their favorite movie, there is a market out there of movie goers who also want to join you in that jump. With all the Star Wars hype going on, it was only a matter of time before someone designed a virtual realtiy experience that was inspired from one of the movies.
while using the Unreal Engine 4 Hammerhead VR has created a trailer of scenes that can be created with just a little more time. Of course most of these are all experiences using transportation, but when did the notion of riding a speeder bike ever make you do something other than smile.
Growing up playing the Rogue Squadron games on my Nintendo Gamecube and playing the trilogy in the Star Wars arcade game, was the only way I got close enough to experience a first person view in the Star Wars universe. With what Hammerhead VR has done, we can now have the best first hand experience possible…if the move forward with this project.
Not much information has been given on how long this took to create or if they have funding to expand it. A project like this isn’t something done over the weekend with a pizza and 2 liter of soda . This took a team of people probably working a ton of hours trying to get every aspect correct. As I mentioned above, this was probably made using a developers kit so there’s a possibility that a bigger company could invest money and make this something that you can buy, when Oculus is released to the public. To me this passion project needs to be funded and we need to make sure that these people get all the praise that they can have. This is a truly remarkable demo and if they happen to be at VRLA , I’d love to check this out.