A few weeks ago, Oculus’ founder Palmer Luckey took to reddit for a rare moment of pure, unadulterated joy. In a post that was as goofy as it was unfiltered, Luckey shared the one thought that was running through his head after spending hours testing the Oculus content that is coming to the Rift during the launch window.
I don’t post my own threads here very often, but as I review near-final content for the Rift Launch Preview (and the actual launch shortly after), one thought keeps running through my head…
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The post soared to the top of the Oculus subreddit with over 1900 upvotes, and has since become a bit of a meme within the virtual reality community. However many of commenters wondered just what the heck had gotten into the multi-billion dollar company’s founder. Was he hacked? Was he high? Did he catch a case of the shit posts?
We had a chance to catch up with him last week and got to the root of this all important question, and his response was just as genuine as the original post.
“All the games you see today, I’ve been playing through over the last few weeks and we’ve been going through and testing them, making sure everything is good, getting last minute feedback before these things go live, and after playing it all, I was just overcome with a sense you know, that was some good shit.
It was good though, there’s just so much stuff, and a lot of it so good. I’ve played hours and hours and hours of Eagle Flight in just one game mode…. point is, there’s so much to do and I’m so proud of that because we’ve got we’ve built internally, some other developers have built. If you buy a Rift, you’re not going to run out of stuff to play. I think we have one of the best—we’re not really a console, but a console launches and other hardware launches, usually the lineups are much weaker than what we’re seeing in VR. That’s because I think we put trying to launch a consumer device earlier when we had last content when the hardware wasn’t as good. But I’m really glad instead we waited to the point where we are. We’ve got really strong lineup, really strong hardware. We only get one chance at a really good first impression. And I think we’re going to have a pretty good first impression.”
That all certainly sound like “some good shit.” Be sure to stay tuned to UploadVR Monday for our glimpse into just how good this shit is.