Despite liking both next-gen consoles, neither of them gave me that shock of the new feeling the Oculus Rift gave me. If they find a way to package this device in a way that is accessible, with software tailored to its strengths, it's all over. This incredible flight sim set-up is further proof that the Oculus Rift is a terrifyingly cool device.
The game being played is War Thunder and it does what all the best Oculus Rift experiences do — augment an experience with clever head tracking. In my own experience with the Rift, I found that games that let me move with mouse and keyboard sucked me out of the game. My favourite experiences were the ones where the control was out of my hands.
In this case, however, the Oculus Rift set-up mimics reality. When piloting a aircraft you don't physically move your body. You sit rigid and all you can really move is your head and the controls at your disposal. That's why this Rift demo looks so cool — there is zero dissonance between what your body is doing and what you're doing in the game itself. That dissonance, I found, was what made me feel queasy whilst using the Oculus Rift.
I'd like to see more stuff like this coming out for the Oculus Rift.