The Kickstarter Campaign of Oculus Rift, the first truly immersive virtual reality headset for video games, has ended and was quite successful as it managed to raise almost two and a half million dollars, with 9522 people backing it up. Oculus Rift is a new virtual reality (VR) headset designed specifically for video games that promises to change the way you think about gaming forever. With an incredibly wide field of view, high resolution display, and ultra-low latency head 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 Rift takes 3D gaming to the next level. There are a number of VR headsets out there, but none that deliver a truly immersive gaming experience. Most products either lack the technical features required for believable immersion or sit at a very high price-point ($20,000+) reserved for the military or scientific community.
You can view Oculus Rift’s specs below. We should note that a lot of games will support this VR headset, such as Doom 3: BFG Edition, Hawken and Miner Wars 2081.
Oculus Rift Specifications:
Technical specs of the Dev Kit (subject to change)
-Head tracking: 6 degrees of freedom (DOF) ultra low latency
-Field of view: 110 degrees diagonal / 90 degrees horizontal
-Resolution: 1280×800 (640×800 per eye)
-Inputs: DVI/HDMI and USB
-Platforms: PC and mobile
-Weight: ~0.22 kilograms
John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards."