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Another industry veteran just joined Oculus VR; still think it’s a fad?

Wednesday, 14th May 2014 09:32 GMT By Dave Cook

Halo and id Software veteran Kenneth Scott is the latest high-profile hire at the Facebook-owned Oculus VR.

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Scott’s production credits saw him work as id Software’s art director from 1998 to 2008, then he served as senior art director on Halo 4 at 343 Industries until earlier this year.

As of April 2014, he’s now art director at Oculus VR, as revealed by the company itself:

It’s interesting to note that Scott is helping to build the company’s first-party content team, as it shows that Oculus is amassing a strong group to help build in-house games.

Why is that worthy of note? Well, while we’ve seen plenty of VR projects from modders and other teams like CCP Games with EVE Valkyrie, we’re yet to see the full extent of what the tech-builders themselves are capable of from a game perspective.

Still think VR is a fad? Share your views with us below.

Want more? Here’s a video of Saints Row 4 played as an FPS using Oculus Rift.

Via GI.biz.

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4 Comments

  1. Dragon

    VR is a fad. HAHAHAHAHA. It will never work. It will never achieve significance. It failed in 1990s, hence it will also fail in 2015 (small matter the technological growth, blah).

    Fail. :lol:
    … That is what they said.

    #1 4 months ago
  2. Tormenter

    The Fact of the matter remains, this product needs the general public behind it to succeed, hardcore gamers are not enough… and the general public simply won’t want to use a headset. FULL STOP.

    No, it’s not a fad.. because it won’t get that far.

    ….and for clarification purposes, fuck Facebook and Palmer Luckey.

    #2 4 months ago
  3. M. K.

    Congrats guys, still couldn’t care less about your toy :/

    #3 4 months ago
  4. FeaturePreacher

    Most certainly a fad. The high release price along with its erektor set appearance pretty much say that oculus is just a cover for zuckerberg to make his Google glass competitor.

    #4 4 months ago

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