Ocean Rift: Virtual Reality in Water
Many people have said that they love their VR headsets, such as the Oculus Rift and that they wouldn’t be able to enjoy it if it wasn’t for truly unique experiences.
Ocean Rift is one of those truly unique experiences. The experience puts the user immersed in an underwater world that has habitats that are life like. All you’re able to hear is your own breathing and air bubbles that float up to the surface of the water. The user sees blue everywhere as they navigate utilizing their Xbox One controller, since Oculus Touch VR controllers haven’t been released yet.
If the user presses the “Y” button, they will be able to see a list of things such as dolphins, sea snakes, turtles, sting rays, sharks, blue whales, jellyfish and more. They can even see certain prehistoric marine dinosaurs as well, which is pretty cool to say the least.
You’re able to swim or sink – your choice. The game or “experience” doesn’t require the user to be very active, but it’s peaceful, there’s water everywhere and you can even see the sunlight shining through the water when you look above you.
It can become scary when there’s a Great White shark right next to you, but at that point you’re in a shark cage. The Great White shark will swim around your cage and show it’s teeth as it bumps the shark cage.
Samsung Gear VR offers this is a free demo experience for users to try and as noted above, it can be seen on the Oculus Rift as well. Ocean Rift was created by Llyr ap Cenydd. Even though this is currently just a demo, it seems as though people love it just as it is already.