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Oculus hosting free VR conference to address future of the tech

Thursday, 10th October 2013 10:25 GMT By Dave Cook

Oculus Rift’s creators will hold a free conference on November 2 that addresses the future of VR technology.

Oculus VR announced the conference over on its homepage. Dubbed, ‘Future of Virtual Reality w/ Oculus VR: Educators, Entrepreneurs, Employment’, the event will be hosted by the company’s COO Laird Malamed. It takes place at Microsoft’s New England Research & Development centre.

Throughout the day ‘multiple’ Boston-based developers will present sessions that discuss the implementation of Oculus VR mechanics in their titles. Other sessions will look at employment opportunities at he company, entrepreneurial pursuits, hardware-hacking discussions, and the future of VR as a gaming staple.

The latest HD edition of the headset will also be usable at the event.

Donations will be taken at he event and given to Boston Children’s Hospital.

What do you make of Oculus Rift? Have you tried it?

Via PCGamesN.

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  1. VibraniumSpork

    Never tried it, but would love to.

    However, I still think much of this is moot until Oculus can give any indication of the RRP of this thing. If they announced that it’d be anything more than £500 at a conference like this, I think a lot of Retail Buyers would let out a heavy sigh/chuckle and walk out of the room.

    #1 6 months ago
  2. Lightmanone

    I have tried it on 2 seperate occasions.
    Once at the gamescom 2013 (at the EVE valkyrie booth in the business center)
    and once at the Dutch INDIGO days 2013.
    I was actually impressed at how quickly the VR glasses pick up the movement from my head, and the fact that you really do not see anything else then the screen. And it’s not that heavy (cause you head is holding the thing)

    If this is gonna cost below the 300 euro’s (250 pounds) I will be in line for this thing. Even demo’s would be awesome with this thing! Let alone full blown games like Tomb Raider and Watch_Dogs!

    #2 6 months ago