The immediate future of video games may belong to the forthcoming next generation of consoles. However, both the PS4 and the Xbox One lack one crucial element of futuristic tomfoolery. That’s right. They don’t have complete virtual reality immersion. Sure, the Kinect can get you to wave your arms around while you sort of dance to a sort of song in your sort of living room, but you can do that all by your lonesome and look just as strange. The PS4 doesn’t even bother with this kind of connectivity. That leaves only the not-so-humble and totally awesome Oculus Rift VR Headset to bring us into the holodeck future we all know we deserve.
Speaking of the Oculus Rift, the company has just announced a forthcoming service called Oculus Share. This is where developers can post Rift-enabled games for happy consumers to snatch up like good little androids. It’s basically a VR version of the iTunes Store. The whole thing will be heavily curated and each game will be vetted by a team of professionals. This is great news because up until now, most Rift games were experiences that already existed on a PC. This should bring some titles that would never have existed were it not for the Rift.
In a statement on the company’s website, Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey said, “with Share, you can host Oculus-ready games and experiences that youâ€™ve created, browse and download content from other developers, rate experiences on quality and VR comfort level, provide feedback to devs on what you enjoyed (and what you didn’t), and tip fellow developers for their work in cash, should you feel so inclined.”