If you fancy a break from watching the crawl towards nuclear annihilation live on TV, you can now jack into virtual reality and watch it sped-up in Defcon VR [official site]. Introversion Software today launched the free VR doodad, which lets goggheads enter a virtual war room to spectate matches in the nuclear war RTS Defcon. Our Adam will tell you Defcon is one of the best strategy games, and I… don’t disagree but don’t have the stomach to play again. Watching wars with your chums in cyberspace seems deliciously wicked and fitting for something so awful.
Defcon VR is a way to watch others playing, to be clear, not a way to play Defcon yourself. It already has a spectator mode but now this is here as a VR alternative. You get to pick a game then pop into a war room full of maps, globes, and monitors showing statistics. Dreadful, dreadful statistics.
Other players appear within the War Room as floating general’s caps with cybergoggles and two little controller hands. You can fling chairs and stuff around but do remember: no fighting in the War Room.
The Defcon VR prototype is free to download from Steam for Rift and Vive goggles.
Here, watch the Introversion gang larking about as the world ends: