Surgeon Simulator 2013 adding support for Oculus Rift and Razer Hydra
by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jun 18, 2013 9:30AM PDT
Surgeon Simulator 2013 is already perhaps the most realistic simulation of the yahoos and cowboys who pass for surgeons nowadays, I type with my thresher-savaged right arm reattached upside-down and back-to-front. And soon, it'll undoubtedly be so. Developer Bossa Studios has announced it's adding supporting for the Oculus Rift VR headset and Razer's Hydra motion controller.
Bossa said the support will be rolled out "soon", whatever that means, but is showing it all off at the UK's Rezzed games show over the weekend so, you know, soon.
You'll surely know what the Rift is by now--perhaps the first actually good home virtual reality headset--but the Hydra is a little more obscure. It comprises two handheld controllers, whose location is tracked by a base station and which have thumbsticks and buttons too. So they're perfectly suited for a game which has you waving an eerie hand around, controlling each finger individually as you perform grotesque surgery with whatever's at hand.
Plug those in, toss back a few whiskeys, and you'll become the monster who did this to me.