Update: Untold Games CEO and Creative Director Flavio Parenti has contacted VRFocus to clarify his statements at MCM. Parenti explained that, as of right now, Loading Human isn’t working with the Oculus Rift DK2, but will do in the future. He confirmed that the studio doesn’t yet have its DK2s but would implement the new features once they had arrived.
Original Story: Loading Human developer Untold Games has confirmed that the upcoming videogame is officially working with the second version of the Oculus Rift development kit, named DK2. Company CEO and creative director Flavio Parenti confirmed as much speaking at a presentation for the title at the MCM London Comic Con last weekend. Parenti stated that the new device was ‘much better’ than the original development kit being used to demo the experience.
“Oh it’s much better,” Parenti replied on Resero’s presentation when asked about the new development kit.
“And of course in the new one and Project Morpheus of Sony you will have a higher resoluton,” added designer and programmer Matteo Sosso.
“And there’s positional tracking, which is very important” Parenti continued. “Right now if you lean forward it’s not gonna follow, so basically you’re not gonna feel like you’re leaning forward. But in the next version you have positional tracking so if you do movements that are those kind of movements you will be able to do them in virtual reality, which takes off almost all the nausea.”
The Oculus Rift DK2 is expected to ship in July 2014 for developers. The positional tracking that Parenti refers to includes a camera that faces the user and tracks the position of LEDs on the headset. With it, users can move their heads in any direction and have that movement replicated in the given experience.
It’s not surprising that Untold Games already has access to the DK2, other developers such as EVE: Valkyrie‘s CCP Games have also been given early access to the kit. VRFocus will continue to follow any and all updates surrounding the Oculus Rift and Loading Human, bringing you the latest.