E3 2015: ‘Jurassic Park,’ Oculus Rift Style

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chris-littlechild - June 20, 2015

Ah, Oculus Rift. You multi-billion dollar slice of wonderment, you. When Zuckerberg busts out his checkbook and drops more Gs than Kanye West would on his weekly helicopter shop (Facebook bought Oculus Rift for $2 billion a couple months back), you know you're onto something damn good.

Well, either that, or this spangly new VR tech will be too much for us, and it'll die on its ass a la Nintendo's shitty Virtual Boy. But either way, it's going to be a sight to see.

The fancy-ass device was given quite a showing at this year's E3. Presumably the developers want to show that it actually has legitimate potential as a gaming device, rather than just being a super expensive, hey-ma-look-what-I-can-do-with-microchips, impractical slice of techtastic. It looks like a dash of both, really, but VR Jurassic Park isn't something anyone can argue with.

Gentlemen, meet Time Machine. In this one, you take the role of a researcher who has volunteered to try out a --wait for it-- time machine. Your objective is to hit the Jurassic period and investigate the flaura and fauna, by ‘tagging' them with the Oculus Rift controls. The demo from the show didn't offer much in the way of roars, toothiness and dudes being eaten while taking a dump, which is a let down, but there's potential here.

Check out what appears to be a tutorial of sorts, as you cruise about in the ocean with some lil' turtle dudes and one big-ish angry thing. It's early days, but color me interested in this one. 

Footage via GameSpot.

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