Looks like Lee has beaten CryEngine 3 Free SDK for implementing Oculus Rift! Great job!
This is a huge thing.
I think everything is about to change in the gaming world.
VR is about to take over. But Through VR your mind will associate the 3D world you are playing in with reality. It will be harder to create the illusion of a the video game world through VR.
Every little detail has to be perfect, and the more photo realism the game engine graphic can produce the better.
This will set games apart more than anything else, and it will happen fast. It is already happening. I compare it with the introduction of HD TV. As soon as you watch HD, you will not want to go back to watch SD, because the quality difference is immediately apparent.
I have been creating content and game levels with CryEngine 3, which is very complicated. But the graphics are almost photorealistic.
Reloaded should be looking toward CryEngine 3 for inspiration. Such is the graphic quality that will quickly become standard.
The simplicity of Reloaded is impressive, now that the Rift has been added, and this is what makes reloaded more powerful than CryEngine. If reloaded can offer the same graphic quality it will be unbeatable! Many cry DEV people will cross over, just for the rift.
We should concentrate on creating the most photo realistic graphics possible. That is what will set future games apart; that is what will attract a lot of people. AI, game logic, Weapons, etc are pretty much the same across platforms, the trick is in the eye candy, especially for VR. Long Live Reloaded