In its fifth year, the Interactive Creativity Conference is one of the biggest conferences in the gaming industry, with panels on everything from VR and augmented reality to virtual reality and more.
In the past year, we’ve been fortunate enough to work alongside industry luminaries from Oculus, Microsoft and more, including Hideo Kojima, the creator of The Phantom Pain and of The Last of Us.
We’ve also had the pleasure of talking to Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe and Microsoft’s new Chief VR Officer, John Carmack.
In this episode, we talk to two of the most prominent VR innovators in the world, Hideo Kuju and John Carmacos.
Kuju’s company, H1, has built a VR headset, called the Nitecore.
It’s designed to work with the Gear VR, but can also be used to work on the Rift, which we’re going to discuss today.
John Carmacosell has a history in the VR industry.
He’s worked on the likes of Gear VR and the original PlayStation VR.
He was the co-creator of the Xbox One’s VR HMD, which was a virtual reality headset.
In a recent interview with GamesIndustry, he said that Oculus and HTC were “doing things that weren’t possible at the time, but now we can do it.”
The first thing we see is the Nitera VR headset.
It uses a pair of HTC Vive controllers and a pair in a box for the headset.
You can use the headset in the same way as a regular Rift.
It has positional tracking, which means that the virtual world moves with you.
This is different from the way the Oculus Rift works, where it tracks the world around you and moves with the virtual objects around you.
The Niteras’ headset does a much better job of tracking the virtual object around you, which helps the experience feel more natural.
John’s team has worked on some really innovative VR solutions.
The first was the N-Zone, a 360-degree camera that works with the Oculus.
It had a lot of issues with performance and stability.
Then, in 2017, HTC announced that it was going to make a VR version of its Vive controllers, which is what we’re talking about in this podcast.
But, in 2018, HTC and the company that made the controller went their separate ways, and HTC and Oculus have been working together on the new Niteraclones.
John says that Oculus is going to continue making VR controllers for the future.
I’ve worked with John Carmaclosell, who’s also the creator, and H1.
We have this really cool product.
We’re not sure if the next generation is going in the right direction, but we know what it looks like.
We just have to wait and see what the next steps are, and we’re really excited about it.
John says that VRFocus will be taking an in-depth look at the NITRO headset, as well as the Vive controllers.
We’ll be focusing on both the Oculus and the Vive at the conference, so stay tuned for that.