Sonic The Hedgehog Through The Eyes Of Oculus Rift

He’s the fasting thing alive, and now you can experience it for yourselves in first-person.

Sonic Oculus Rift image

Sonic the Hedgehog has been in 2D and 3D. The Blue Speedster has even been known to dig the chili-D. Chili-dogs, that is. Weirdly, for Sega, a company that affixed the word “virtual” to a bunch of their games, he’s never truly crossed into the realm of virtual reality.

YouTube user Chadtronic gives us a good peek at such an experience, by creating a Sonic GDK for the Oculus Rift that puts players behind the green (or black) eyes of Sonic. And yes, it’s as stomach twisting to the senses as going through an actual loop-de-loop at the speed of sound should probably feel like.

The Sonic GDK mod was made using the Unreal Engine 3, and as advised by its user (Chadtronic), will make anyone with sensitive tummies run for the bathroom upon sight. Although, if you’re a thrill seeker, you might love the first-person feel of speeding through corkscrews like a ride at Six Flags.

Chadtronic has a download link for the Sonic GDK mod for anyone who has a Oculus Rift headset and an iron gut right under the YouTube video page. I would try if I had one of those awesome visors, and if I didn’t get motion sickness so easily. Thankfully, there’s video.

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