Oculus Rift X-Men Demo Featured At San Diego Comic-Con: Marvel Lets You Experience Cerebro And Hunt Mystique As Professor X

By Luca Saitta , Updated Jul 24, 2014 09:00 AM EDT
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In an Comic-Con industry preview of the Oculus Rift technology not yet available to consumers, 20th Century Fox showcased a 90-second demo featuring a Patrick Stewart soundalike in which the player is invited to use Professor Charles Xavier's telepathy-enhancing chamber, Cerebro.

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It's what is probably the best implementation of gaming paraphernalia reinvented as iconic comic book prop since Marvel: Ultimate Alliance let you swing your Wiimote as Mjolnir, in this case allowing you put your head in the world and sniff out shape-changer Mystique in a crowd.

Wanna take bets on how many jokesters will yell out “KILL ALL HUMANS” in reference to Magneto’s Cerebro stunt in 2003’s X2?

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Cerebro isn't the only thing Fox plans on showing off with the Oculus Rift tech - the town of Sleepy Hollow from the eponymous TV show will be open for visit at an interactive zone in Petco Park outside the convention center. Honestly, that's just as cool to me! Probably fewer people in line, too.

The virtual X-Men adventure is a promotional stunt for X-Men: Days of Future Past’s October 14 blu-ray release. A Cerebro-styled box set of all movies will be available in limited edition at Fox’s booth as well.

Wonder if any of the actual Sleepy Hollow actors bothered to do voices for their Rift experience?

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