Oculus Rift – the first truly immersive virtual reality headset for video games.
The Rift is awesome and its still in Beta form. Its so exciting that it will soon be on the market!
Oculus Rift is a virtual reality headset designed to blow your mind.
It gives an incredibly wide field of view, high resolution display, and ultra-low head latency tracking, the Rift provides a truly immersive experience that allows you to step inside your favorite game and explore new worlds like never before.
The man the myth and the legend John Carmack is really trying to fire up the sci fi corners of our minds.
Carmack talks about the Rift being used inconjunction with Galvanic nerve stimulation to enhance gaming experiences further. This would allow the player to feel contact inside the game, a revolutionary concept for gaming but one I’m sure every player would love to witness. Read more here
The resolution of the current SDK model seems not so impressive with 1280×800, however the hFOV of 110° and the vFOV of 90° does, this means you don’t look into two small screens, you don’t see the screens edges anymore and are “inside” of whatever you look at. Similarily cool sounds the promise of ultra low latency for the gamer in you.
And I think the “low” resolution ain’t all bad, it allows to play games stereoscopic on an average machine as well, hence when doublebuffering you get to calcluate 4 Frames “at once”
Check out the man talking about his invention @
In his own words the Oculus Rift is “fundimentally cool” what more can you say 🙂