Experiencing the thrills of virtual reality is one thing when you're wearing the headset but it's hard to show other people how immersive the experience can be. VR gamer Marcel Pfister has managed to do that in this video by combining a green screen with in-game footage from an Oculus Rift.
Pfister played racing sim game Assetto Corsa in virtual reality using an Oculus Rift DK2 headset, recording himself playing it in front of a green screen. Then in post-production he overlaid the in-game footage onto the green screen to create a mixed reality video which shows what's it's like to play a VR racing sim.
It's a great demonstration of the VR experience without actually wearing the headset. The only difference is that if you were actually playing the game you wouldn't see the steering wheel and Pfister's real hands, you'd instead see the virtual versions from the game.
With both Oculus Rift and HTC Vive headsets now being shipped to buyers, it's exciting times for VR. Developers are currently working out new vocabularies for the physics of VR gaming, especially for platformers and games where you need to move around a lot. And it looks INCREDIBLE!
But for racing you can see how it will evolve to be pretty similar in terms of gameplay, just more immersive, realistic, and fun.