April 9, 2014
Oculus Rift at the CES Las Vegas
According to an article in the Belfast Telegraph, Virtual Reality company Oculus Rift will be providing the technology for an interactive exhibit as part of the new, improved Game of Thrones showcase coming to Belfast.
The article states that visitors will be able to ‘Ascend the Wall’ from the HBO TV series in a cage at the new Oculus Rift interactive area at the show. The virtual reality experience will be complete with sound effects, rumbling floors and a chill wind.
People lucky enough to get a first glance at the technology reported eerie feelings of vertigo as they apparently stood at the top of the 700ft high ice wall that protects the Seven Kingdoms.
Oculus Rift was recently acquired by facebook for $2bn. The Developer Kit 2 of the Oculus Rift Virtual Reality headset is shipping in June. An improved consumer headset with even higher resolution and other improvements is likely to be expected early 2015.