In the race to provide a definitive input for virtual reality (VR) videogames, few solutions are looking as promising as Striker VR, an upcoming concept that uses electronic recoil to provide convincing feedback when firing guns. Granted the nature of controller sctrictly limits it to first-person shooter (FPS) videogames, but it could provide the ulimate immersive experience for what has remained one of the most popular genres in the industry.
No one is more critical of VR input than Palmer Luckey, the creator of the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) that has repeatedly stated that he believes there isn’t an effective VR input solution right now. With that in mind, the Striker VR team were brave enough to approach Luckey at the recent Oculus Connect developer conference in Hollywood, California, and capture his impressions of the device on video. That video can now be seen below.
As you can see, Luckey is clearly impressed with the device, stating it to be better than other solutions that he has sampled. Release plans for Striker VR are yet to be announced, although the company is likely waiting on Oculus VR itself to talk about the anticipated consumer release of the Oculus Rift. VRFocus will continue to follow Striker VR going forward, reporting back with any further updates on its development.