Stalled by heavy optics, expensive screens, and laggy motion tracking, it’s been 15+ long years of nothing from the Virtual Reality sector of the gaming industry to produce a viable headset monitor. Sony gets an A for effort with the HMZ-T1, but a D for execution due to low resolution, high cost, and the requirement of a Blu-ray sized dedicated console computer to manage the video stream.
The wait may be coming to an end with the Oculus Rift headset that just hit kickstarter and is now funded. If priced right, this high quality, light weight headset could spark a fire in Virtual Reality Gaming and Entertainment.
Yeah, upgraded my backer level to 10k for the Oculus Rift. High odds our games will support it, assuming we can get it to work. ;D
My friends, Oculus Rift most certainly heralds the dawn of a new era in gaming eliteness… welcome to the future.
Step inside your favorite game.
Oculus Rift is a new virtual reality (VR) headset designed specifically for video games that will 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.