Oculus warns developers against using jump scares on the Rift

Oculus founder Palmer Luckey says jump scares in VR are not recommended.

@anthony256
Published Mon, Jan 11 2016 6:30 PM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

With the release of the Oculus Rift now cemented on March 28, Palmer Luckey has been doing some damage control - an AMA on Reddit.

Oculus warns developers against using jump scares on the Rift | TweakTown.com

Luckey said that jump scares in VR are a tool that developers will use, but he recommends they don't. Luckey said: "... We are strongly discouraging developers from using jump scares. They are such a cheap way to get a reaction in VR".

Personally, jump scares are what VR horror games should be about. Oculus has promised to keep jump scares out of its games, but I'm sure we'll see developers using them to their advantage.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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