Ready to have your heart melt? Here’s a video to wipe away those start-of-the-working-week blues: watch as a 90-year old grandmother has her mind totally blown by the Oculus Rift.
For those not familiar with Oculus Rift, it’s a successfully funded Kickstarter project, a virtual reality head-mounted display intended to be used as an alternate way of viewing games. Offering 3D visuals and taking over your entire field-of-view, it places two screens in front of the user’s eyes, allowing them to view a game world by turning their heads for an overwhelmingly immersive experience.
It’s already being backed by many devs, and has endorsement from games industry heavyweights including John Carmack, Gabe Newell and Cliff Bleszinski. Looks like you can add possibly Oculus Rift’s oldest fan now to that list list of converts.
If anything, the video shows the Oculus Rift’s potential beyond gaming. We’re sure the lady in the video wouldn’t have been quite as impressed if she’d been put in front of a Call of Duty multiplayer session instead of the virtual Tuscany that she was showed, let alone be able to navigate the intense shooter. The video proves that Oculus Rift can have a secondary market in helping the disabled or elderly take in experiences that may otherwise be beyond them.