This August sees Gamescom take place once more in Cologne, Germany with Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) maker Oculus VR set to show off its device at the show. Hopefully the company will have some new announcements to share, but it will also be appearing at the other event taking place in the area on 11th – 13th August, the 2014 Game Developers Conference (GDC) Europe. Oculus VR is set to host its own VR-focused session as the event, much like Sony Computer Entertainment will.
The talk, titled ‘Developing Virtual Reality Experiences with the Oculus Rift’ will be hosted by Oculus VR software architecht Tom Forsyth and will take place at 17:30 CEST on Tuesday, 12th August. A description for the event reveals that Forsyth will be discussing the differences in developing VR videogames, looking at the most important challenges that designers and developers will face working with the Oculus Rift.
“Programmers and designers will gain an understanding of the differences between traditional monitor-based experiences and those in VR, along with the physiological mechanisms behind our perception, and how they can go wrong. Examples of animation techniques, first-person avatars and how players are aware of scale will be given,” the description explains, also confirming that a prior knowledge of VR will not be necessary.
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