The Oculus Rift, which is shown above, grabbed the attention of the masses as it was showcased to video game audiences at CES 2013. With the use of this virtual reality headset, players will be able to experience video games in a much deeper form of immersion. Speaking of the implementation of this hardware into various titles, it has been revealed that Vireio Perception is a new piece of software that will allow the use of Oculus Rift in older titles such as “Skyrim,” “Portal 2,” and “Left 4 Dead.”
As provided in an article posted today on Gamefront, the software in reference has been described as the following:
Perception is basically a new stereo 3D driver with 3DOF head-tracking. Although only a handful of titles are supported at the moment, the experience you get with the driver is something that is not possible with current 3rd party options. In particular, it will pre-warp the image to match the Oculus Rift optics, handle custom aspect-ratios (needed for the Rift’s strange 8:10 screen), and utilize full 3DOF head-tracking.
With the use of this technology, Oculus Rift support will be able to reach across more titles, such as Skyrim. This software is currently open source and freely available to anyone that wishes to modify it. Just imagine being able to step into the world of Skyrim with the kind of immersion that the Oculus Rift will provide.
For those of you interested, we have listed a few photos of the Oculus Rift in the slide-show above this article.