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Overwatch VR Console Created by High School Students
NEWS // Overwatch // By Chris Bahn // 2mo ago
Given the developing interest in VR gaming experiences among devs, it's only a matter of time before Blizzard officially gets on board. Playing Overwatch in a VR environment sounds like a match made in heaven, doesn’t it?
A group of Korean high school students certainly thought so. But rather than wait for an official product to surface, they took the initiative to construct a multi-rig and make their gaming fantasy a reality.
The rig is similar to the Virtuix Omni, another VR input device that was crowdfunded on Kickstarter last year. Akshon Esports' report claims the components consist of a Samsung Gear VR headset, a motion detection device, an IMB sensor, Arduino chip, a ball-bearing, a button, and a copy of Overwatch. There's also a Youtube presentation that goes into more detail, but you’ll need to understand Korean to fully appreciate the process.
As this is a homemade project, the rig isn’t perfect. There’s a few noticeable instances of input lag and frame drops, though the user demonstrating didn’t seem fazed. If Blizzard’s recent job postings is any indication, an official VR application may appear in the near future