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Shigeru Miyamoto Tries the Oculus Rift

The Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset has attracted a lot of attention from videogame figureheads over the past few years. In fact some of those industry icons now work for Oculus VR. But today saw arguably the most beloved videogame developer in the world finally try out the device for himself. Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto, the mind behind a range of famous franchises such as Super Mario Bros and The Legend of Zelda, has been spotted trying out the device.

Miyamoto can be seen wearing the headset at Oculus VR’s E3 booth in a picture below, originally posted by Oculus VR’s Callum Underwood. It wasn’t revealed what title Miyamoto was playing, although it would certainly be fitting if he got to try Lucky’s Tale, Playful Corps.’ third-person platform videogame that undoubtedly takes inspiration from some of the franchises the legendary developer created.

It wasn’t want revealed just what Miyamoto made of the Oculus Rift, although perhaps some impressions might follow. To the best of our knowledge, Nintendo isn’t experimenting with the technology itself, although devices such as the 3DS suggest it has the resources to take an interesting shot at it. Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey recently stated that it would be a ‘good day’ when the company got involved with VR, and has previously revealed he would like to see its Pokemon franchise realised with the technology.

VRFocus will continue to follow the development of the Oculus Rift bringing you the latest.


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