We’ve seen plenty of videos showing off the impressive power of the Oculus Rift, first person shooters, open world games, and of course using the piece of kit to look around and glance in the mirrors whilst in the head of a racing battle. But youtuber mdbuehler has had a chance to put his to a different use.
Using the Oculus Rift Development Kit 2’s position tracking camera, which keeps tabs on where the headset is in 3D space, he’s able to stand up and step out of the cockpit of the Lotus Type 125 before taking a stroll around it (and his sofa!).
After checking out the suspension and bodywork, you can seamlessly (unless you trip over your cat or other living room litter) hop back into the car before starting it up and heading out onto the track. And it’s not just Assetto Corsa that this is limited to, flight sims present another perfect opportunity to examine your virtual machinery up close.
The Consumer release of the Oculus Rift is due sometime in 2015, and I for one cannot wait.