Grand Theft Auto is beautiful escapism. Feel like stealing a car and mowing down innocents? You can! Free from the strictures of those pesky “laws”. This incredible demo of Grand Theft Auto 4 on the Oculus Rift means you can be a lawless miscreant in beautiful, immersive first-person.
This demo shows off a mixture of technologies working together to get you as close as possible to the game. You’ve got the Oculus Rift on your face, beaming a first-person character view into your brain, a Cyberith Virtualiser plate for true-to-life movement around Liberty City and a couple of Wiimotes to control your fake arms.
What makes it super-immersive is the harness system built into the Cyberith Virtualiser, which allows you to sit down in vehicles and drive them as you would in the real world. Mind. Blown.
Jump to about a minute into this video if you want to get straight to the action.
File this one under ‘shut up and take my money’.