First person games are for the most part a perfect match with virtual reality devices. We can’t wait to float through space and get behind the wheel of an expensive car to admire the cockpit. First person shooters, however, give us pause. Some move so fast we can barely keep up staring at the television screen. Now strap a VR device onto our heads and it sounds like motion sickness in zero to five seconds.
Apparently this seemed like a fun time to one gamer, who fired up the Xbox One version of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and then streamed it to PC while wearing his Oculus Rift. Thankfully he didn’t barf, at least during gameplay.
Instead of going full screen, you’re able to set different backgrounds within your peripheral vision, most notably outer space and a peaceful forest location. The game, meanwhile, appears on a curved screen similar to one of those expensive Samsung TVs. Later on, he transitions to a home theater with a flat screen and dims the lights. Cozy!
It’s a neat special effect. He even mentions how nice it is to look at the pretty scenery after getting killed. Unfortunately he encounters some nasty lag but still managed to hold his own with some impressive kills. Dying after doing something stupid is one thing. Dying to someone experiencing lag because he streamed Black Ops 3 from Xbox One to PC while also using Oculus Rift is a whole other level of fail.
Watch the video and let us know what you think. If Call of Duty 2016 is set in outer space, there’s a good chance it will come with virtual reality support. Then again, perhaps the next Call of Duty should be set on Earth.