Just when you thought virtual reality might be dead, here came the Oculus Rift, a VR headset that raised nearly $2.5 million on Kickstarter. The Oculus Rift has sparked excitement among gamers and developers alike, prompting other device makers to jump on board the little bandwagon that could (virtual reality). At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, ace reporter and Maximum PC Online Managing Editor Jimmy Thang spent a few minutes viewing a demo of the PrioVR suit, a motion control system that doesn't use any cameras.
It's a suit designed around the Oculus Rift that adds another layer of VR immersion. It uses wireless technology on the 2.4GHz band to transmit your movement, and while you can use it with any controller, the rep in the following video used Wii Remote Controllers to show how a person can interact with the in-game environment.
At present force feedback isn't a supported feature, but that could be implemented at a later date. How far it goes and what features ultimately end up in PrioVR could depend on how successful its upcoming Kickstarter campaign is, which is currently scheduled for February.
In any event, here's a look at the PrioVR in action. For more info, including a list of FAQs about the project, check out the company's website.