I just stumbled across this interview from IGN with Chris Kline (Technical Director at Irrational) about BioShock Infinite. Whilst the interview provides some insight into the different ways developers treat PC games compared with how they treat other platforms (full interview here), in one of the closing questions, Kline is asked about developing a Bioshock for the Rift. His response:
“True story: there’s a box in my basement right now where I still have a Nintendo Power Glove that I wired up to a custom RS-232 interface back in high school so I could write code for it on my Mac Classic. So personally I am super-excited to see VR hardware like the Oculus Rift come to fruition, and I think that the world of Columbia, with its expansive vistas and floating worlds to explore, would be an amazing location to explore through a head-mounted display. Now… can someone please send me one?”
I couldn’t agree more.
Is there a developer out there that isn’t excited about making games for the rift….?
I doubt it.