Last weekend, Ubisoft revealed a new project their working on that's been developed exclusively for virtual reality called Eagle Flight. It looks like the game allows you to fly through the city of Paris as an eagle.
It seems like a pretty simple concept but thinking about experiencing it in using Oculus Rift or another VR device thingy makes my head hurt a little bit. I haven't been keeping up with the what's happening in terms of games for Oculus Rift, so seeing something like this is a first for me (if you know of anything I should look into, please let me know in the comments).
Watching the trailer, it almost feels like you're on a track while there are eagles that soar and fly beside you. But at the end of the trailer two eagles appear that have what seem to be usernames above them. It'll be interesting to see how the game handles the gameplay aspect of Eagle Flight, especially when it comes to actually controlling the birds in motion.
It's also interesting to see that it's a game that you can experience with others and that it isn't a solely single player experience. That could add to the replay value if there are different modes implemented into the game. It's something that I'm really excited for, mostly because of the VR part of it.
It also helps that the scenery is beautiful. I bet it'll be hard to focus on any one point other than what's in front of you once you start playing it. It also looks like it could be one of those "zen games" I'm so fond of (ahem, Hohokum).
If I ever get my hands on some kind of VR device I can already imagine all the time I'll spend after work with the weird headset on. It'll be one of the better ways I could spend my time. I'll finally get to unwind. I'll finally feel like I want to feel, free.
I'll finally get to explore a place I'll never get to visit because I'm busy working a 9-5. I'm busy participating in the slow crawl from the office to the coffin. I'll whistle while I work until I come home and curse. I'll put the VR headset on my head and try my best to forget. It won't happen. It'll never happen.
You'll never forget. You won't forget the time in prison. The way your wife left. The way your kids don't know they're your kids. You'll never forget. But at least you can try.