[Lab] Playstation VR Demo at Rideau Centre
anthony.scavarelli at gmail.com
Tue Oct 4 17:09:16 EDT 2016
Playstation VR should optically track both rotation and orientation of your
head; as well as two move controllers. It is basically a lower resolution
but more comfortable Oculus experience that will focus on forward seating
and standing experiences (in contrast to the Vive's focus on "room-scale"
out of the box).
The reviews sound promising though so I'll definitely try to check it out -
thanks for the heads up!
On Tuesday, 4 October 2016, Jason Cobill <jason.cobill at gmail.com> wrote:
> It's apparently VR week. ;)
> Just a head's up that there's a Playstation VR demo going on at the
> Rideau Centre by the food court - they'll be there all week.
> I don't know much about the system, but I suspect from the way they set
> up the demo that it's just tracking orientation and *not* the position of
> your head. Guests who were trying out the games were all seated, as they
> would be on a couch at home.
> I think this makes sense - I could see a situation where in an intense
> game one might run face-first into a wall or pitch themselves over sideways.
> I wonder if the Playstation VR shares any lineage with the HMZ-TV
> headset they've been selling in very low numbers since the early 2000s.
> -Jason Cobill
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