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Oculus Rift 1080p HD Prototype Being Demonstrated at E3 2013

June 12th, 2013 · 10 Comments · 3D / AR / VR / HMD

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It seems that the guys at Oculus are already working hard on the consumer version of the Rift that will probably feature a Full HD display and the good news is that the first HD prototypes of the HMD device are being demonstrated at the E3 expo, so if you are visiting you might ant to check them out. Have in mind that this is just a prototype with a better resolution display and not a what the consumer version of the device might be like, but apparently the upgrade of the screen from 1280×800 to 1920×1080 (split in two for each eye) does make a difference.


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Above you can see a screenshot of Epic Citadel (Unreal Engine 3) in the 720p development kit (left) and in the 1080p prototype (right) as a reference released by Oculus, even though the image is low res you should be able to see that the higher resolution HD prototype provides more detail and sharper image. The lower resolution of the Development kit of the Rift is one of the most noted disadvantages by people that have tried the device, so going for the higher resolution 1080p display should really make a lot of difference even though that each eye will get 960×1080 resolution.

- For more interesting information about the Oculus Rift HD prototype…


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10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Reaper // Jun 12, 2013 at 18:13

    Have you played some more with your prototype or is it collecting dust? Still bothersome with low rez?

  • 2 Bloody // Jun 12, 2013 at 18:41

    I’m mostly demonstrating it to people that want to try the Rift, didn’t have much time to play with it lately. If you don’t focus too much on the pixels you stop being bothered by the low resolution fairly quick.

  • 3 eqzitara // Jun 18, 2013 at 01:58

    Its always a shock when you see there office. I am still a bit weary in the amount of games that will be supported as opposed to what people expect. But you can tell they have big plans and progress has been very fast.
    He has a 3D vision display = ) [Its probably just for research/testing though]

  • 4 Schmeltzer // Jun 19, 2013 at 17:30

    I got my rift this weekend. I am playing Half Life 2 now. It’s amazing. Sure, the resolution isn’t good. but the FEELING. Hell Yeah! THIS is how I want 2 play games. Period.

  • 5 Swolern // Jun 20, 2013 at 11:28

    Man all this Rift talk is making me jealous!! I can wait!!!

    BTW the Rift just got funded an extra 16 million and the devs just doubled their staff from 30 to 60 employees. Looks like the Rift is gain ground fast!

    http://www.joystiq.com/2013/06/17/oculus-rift-secures-16-million-in-first-round-of-investor-fundi/

  • 6 Swolern // Jun 20, 2013 at 11:30

    I wonder if the Rift will replace my 3d Surround VG278Hs, hmm….

  • 7 macktruk // Jun 22, 2013 at 06:29

    Swolern. Yes. Yes it will..

    After I got my rift, all my 3D-vision equipment felt like a relic from the past.

  • 8 Jackson // Jun 22, 2013 at 13:13

    I have a 3d/hd projector so at least when I get one of these, it won’t be redundant.

  • 9 macktruk // Jun 23, 2013 at 03:50

    Sad to say, I’m actually selling my BenQ projector now.. With the rift you can sit inside your own imax theater and watch 2D-3D content.. Right now its extremely low-res, but with 1920 that’s probably going to change in a big way.

  • 10 Marton // Jun 23, 2013 at 11:35

    Yes, many of us are waiting for the final product with higher resolution. If price will around $300, i will order immediatly.

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