Developer Tim Aidley has suggested that he is looking to possibly adapt his upcoming virtual reality (VR) experience The Crypt to work with the consumer version of the Oculus Rift VR headset. Speaking to VRFocus, Aidley revealed that he had ‘a few ideas’ about how to adapt the title for upcoming second developer kit (DK2) for the headset, which features positional tracking that developers using the original kit (DK1) are yet to experience.
“So with the new Oculus [DK2] coming in with positional tracking, they’re very much going with a sat down kind of experience,” Aidley explained. “So I’ve got a few ideas about things I could do where you’ve got positional tracking but you’re sat down. Yeah, it’d be nice to be able to work on some ideas that would actually be able to work with the first commercial version of the Oculus Rift. But this has been a great learning experience about a lot of the things that make a good Rift experience.”
The DK2 is set to start shipping in July 2014. It inlcudes a camera that tracks positional LEDs on the headset itself, allowing users to move their heads in almost any direction and have those movements repliacted in the given experience. Like many current Oculus Rift developers, Aidley won’t be able to impliment his ideas until the new kit arrives. When it finally does, we should start to see experiences come much closer to how they will play and feel on the consumer Oculus Rift.
VRFocus will be delivering the full interview with Aidley later on in the week.