This creation by South Korean High Schoolers lets you play Overwatch in VR
Taking gaming DIY to whole new level.
Blizzard’s new multiplayer online FPS, Overwatch has really become a huge hit globally, especially in South Korea as it once surpassed League of Legends for the most number of active players in the country’s internet cafes which they call PC bangs. However, as popular as it is worldwide, Overwatch may seem to be a little bit behind the rising trends in gaming as Blizzard is yet to unveil any form of Virtual Reality support for their recently massive hit.
A limitation? Maybe for Blizzard but for some South Korean high school students if Blizzard can give them the VR support Overwatch deserves then they’ll just go ahead and create it in what seems to be gaming’s most impressive DIYs.
Using a Samsung Gear VR, a Smartphone, motion detection devices, an IMB sensor, Arduino tech and perhaps a lot of patience and science, the group of South Korean youngsters created what looks like a replica of the Virtuix Omni, complete with a custom gun controller which they used to play Soldier 76 in a video demo.
The actual performance may not be as compelling as it looks as there are obvious problems such as the lag in the input although we can all agree that this surely is one cool and creative way of playing Overwatch.