Enter the Oculus Rift, with its RiftCore and RiftVision tracking technology that makes the world around you feel like it exists in virtual reality

The game has been out since February, but we’ve been begging our makers for some real-world inspiration. Enter the Oculus Rift, with its RiftCore and RiftVision tracking technology that makes the world around you feel like it exists in virtual reality. Sounds like the perfect game for virtual reality. The Rift provides a special kind of virtual immersion: you can move your arms around to pick up a barrel to throw, but you can also move your whole body around the barrel to run, and there’s even some virtual button presses to perform that same motion, and look like you’re doing it in a movie. Hey! It’s totally possible to use the Rift for virtual reality, although we’re pretty sure you’re gonna be a little too thrifty for this. Right now, the Rift’s virtual reality mode is still in beta, but it will soon launch for real. So, if you’re interested in trying virtual reality for a time-short virtual game, now’s your chance to get your head around some new hardware, and maybe you’ll even find yourself some new games to play while you’re in the VR headset. The Rift will launch in early 2009 for $299.99 (around £210), which will be a $200 discount from the $499.99 price point. As someone who’s had to wait for the release of the Oculus Rift, I’m actually really looking forward to it. Not only will it give you an amazing experience, but it will also make you feel like part of that Oculus culture. The Rift was the perfect place to mix virtual reality, mixed reality, and the immersive VR tech, so it’s great to be able to experience that in a game. So, what do you think about the Rift? Would you buy it? Or do you just not want to?