San Diego Comic Con, one of the biggest events in the entertainment media calender, is due to take place this week from 24th – 27th July 2014. A host of virtual reality (VR) videogames and experiences are set to be on display at the show, and details have just arrived on a new exhibit that mixes the Oculus Rift VR headset with the popular X-Men film and comic book franchise developed by Fox.
The demo will allow players to become the iconic Professor X character portrayed by both Patrick Stewart and James McAvoy in the film series. Players will sit in the wheelchair used by the character, who has the power to read minds, and strap on an Oculus Rift headset to use the Cerebro device seen in both the films and comics. The device is used by Professor X to track down mutants, people with a special gene that grants them superpowers much like Profssor X’s.
Designed as a promotion for the Blu-ray release of the X-Men: Days of Future Past movie, the experience will let users hunt mutants in the San Diego Convention Center. It will last for 90 seconds and allows users a full 360-degree view of their surroundings. It wasn’t specified as to it this exhibit would be using the Oculus Rift’s first development kit (DK1) or the second (DK2), which is shipping to pre-order customers this month.
VRFocus will continue to follow any and all applications of VR, reporting back with any more updates.