Previously VRFocus has reported on Olive VR by the developer of Mind: Path to Thalmus. Now Carlos Coronado’s Olive VR is available on Oculus VR Share, which allows a new way to approach first person virtual reality (VR) titles. The software requires an Oculus Rift second development kit (DK2) head-mounted display (HMD).
Olive VR aims to separate the head and body in VR. This is intended to bring a new level of immersion by giving different controls for the body and head. Using the HMD players can move the head; however using the mouse aims the weapon. Ordinarily in other videogames as the player turns so does the character however using this method increases the realism of a title. To rotate the body, players must turn their head and press a button to turn the characters body around.
Currently Carlos Coronado is working of VR title Mind: Path to Thalmus. The videogame is a first person puzzle adventure. Users will play as a father coming to terms with the mistakes he has made while in a coma. By manipulating the weather and light players can solve puzzles to move onto more areas.
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