I’m really interested in VR development but I have no experience in game programming. I’m not sure where to start or should I learn oculus rift right away. I have a background in java and really willing to learn more. As a beginner, what would you recommend to start game development? Suggestions are well appreciated.
The best place to start, in my opinion, would be to download Unity and start playing around. Maybe make a simple game like Pong (or whatever) in 2D just to learn. Then move on to something simple in 3D, then VR. I'd recommend coding with C# in Unity, which is similar to Java in concept. There are tons of tutorials and books for Unity, so there is no lack of information out there. Hope that helps.