The limits of real-life technology mean that the giant robots that made Pacific Rim so awesome are hundreds of decades away. Sad, for sure, but with the technology we do have at our disposal we can at least simulate the experience of piloting a towering jaeger with the use of an Oculus Rift.

At this year's Comic-Con Oculus VR teamed up with Legendary Pictures to make the Pacific Rim simulator a reality, using the same digital assets that Industrial Light & Magic created for the film's visual effects. Those eager to try their hand at saving the world will be dropped in to the pilot's seat of the film's Gipsy Danger jaeger and will have to do virtual battle with the Knifehead kaiju seen in the movie—minus all of that unsettling mind melding pseudo-science. [YouTube via Ubergizmo]