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 Post subject: Oculus Rift 3D-capable VR Headset
PostPosted: 05 Sep 2012, 18:31 
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Oculus Rift is a new virtual reality (VR) headset designed specifically for video games that is supposed to offer everything that other similar products still lack – an incredibly wide field of view, high resolution display, and ultra-low latency head tracking, so that gamers can get a truly immerse experience playing their favorite games. Have in mind that this project is for the developer version of the device, a consumer version is planned further ahead in time, but hopefully developers will be able to quickly pick up when they get their hands on the device. The first game to fully support the Oculus Rift is going to be DOOM 3 BFG Edition and the interesting thing is that John Carmack himself is quite enthusiastic about the project, so don't wonder why DOOM, though other game developers are also expressing their interest in the device as well. The man behind the Oculus Rift is Palmer Luckey, a VR enthusiast and gamer who has designed the device, so finally a gamer making a HMD device for gamers. 'The device will also support stereoscopic 3D, so don't worry about that...

The Oculus Rift has a resolution of 1280x800 that gets split in two horizontally (for the current Dev kit, the upcoming consumer version will most likely offer higher resolution), so essentially you get 640x800 pixels per eye. The panel being used is an LCD one and it is being fed by a Side by Side signal that needs to be modified in a special way before sent to the device in order to match the special characteristics of the optics being used, so no direct Side by Side support. With the Oculus Rift you get 110 degrees diagonal FOV which helps a lot for the immersion and together with the optics and the stereoscopic 3D support is supposed to create really good immersion.

Oculus Rift has successfully been funded as a Kickstarter project, though we are still talking about a Dev kit version and not a consumer one, more about the KS project: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1523379957/oculus-rift-step-into-the-game

Oculus Rift compared to other more recent HMD devices - http://3dvision-blog.com/8226-oculus-rift-vs-sony-hmz-t1-vs-silicon-microdisplay-st1080/

QuakeCon 2012 Panel – Virtual Insanity – The Future of Gaming including a lot of talk about the Rift: http://3dvision-blog.com/8238-quakecon-2012-panel-virtual-insanity-the-future-of-gaming/

The official Oculus Rift website is available here: http://oculusvr.com/


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PostPosted: 29 Mar 2013, 23:03 

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I would like to try it if it is possible. I am from Sofia.
Please contact me ,:)


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 Post subject: Re: Oculus Rift 3D-capable VR Headset
PostPosted: 29 Mar 2013, 23:18 
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As soon as I get my Oculus dev kit I'll post information when and where it will be available to try out.


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