optimus-primeAs we reported yesterday with Benjamin Teitler’s impressive mo-capped Lightsaber demo for the Oculus Rift, re-living your fantasies of youth can be made reality through the power of VR.

Now, developer Tipatat, who was behind the recent Matrix Oculus rift demo, has released an early version of a demo which features Optimus Prime, as he appeared in generation one of the cartoon series. OK, so there’s not much to do except walk around and stare at his magnificence, but it’s an interesting demonstration of how effective the communication of scale is in virtual reality in comparison to traditional, monitor based gaming.

You can download the new demo at Tipatat’s website here.

Now, what childhood TV favourites would you recreate in virtual reality? Let us know in the comments.

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Based in the UK, Paul has been immersed in interactive entertainment for the best part of 27 years and has followed advances in gaming with a passionate fervour. His obsession with graphical fidelity over the years has had him branded a ‘graphics whore’ (which he views as the highest compliment) more than once and he holds a particular candle for the dream of the ultimate immersive gaming experience. Having followed and been disappointed by the original VR explosion of the 90s, he then founded RiftVR.com to follow the new and exciting prospect of the rebirth of VR in products like the Oculus Rift. Paul joined forces with Ben to help build the new Road to VR in preparation for what he sees as VR’s coming of age over the next few years.
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    Thanks again for the support. I just released a new version with a transformation animation (triggered by a mouse click or return) and you can view him in different rendering styles like Celshaded by pressing 1-5 on the keyboard. Check it out!

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