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.
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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E3 is here and this year we are going to be getting a 3D broadcast of news and updates from the E3 2011 conference in stereoscopic 3D format on YouTube for 3D Vision users thanks to GamerLive.TV. E3 Expo (June 7-9, 2011, Los Angeles Convention Center) is the premier annual trade show for the computer and video games industry, used by many game and hardware developers to showcase new titles and game-related gear.
GamerLive.TV is expected to issue more than 50 high-quality 3D videos (there are already a few available) of the latest E3 news, including game launches, booth demos, 3D game captures, celebrity interviews, Expo events, and VIP parties. It should also post exclusive interviews with game developers, including representatives from Activision, Capcom, Disney, Electronic Arts, Sega, THQ, and Ubisoft.
If you want to watch the YouTube 3D video coverage with 3D Vision you will need to have a 3D Vision-equipped PC or notebook, the latest GeForce drivers (version 275 or above), as well as Firefox version 4, which includes support for HTML5 video streaming. And of course you will be able to watch the 3D videos on YouTube with all other traditional formats we have for a while, and not only with the recently introduced HTML5 and 3D Vision support.
P.S. Unfortunately Microsoft did not confirm the rumors that the Xbox 360 will get official stereoscopic 3D support via a firmware update, so no announcement about official S3D support yet… the Microsoft E3 keynote was all about Kinect.
– For the Live 3D Video Coverage of the E3 Expo coming from GamerLive.TV…
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With the E3 Expo right around the corner there are rumors starting to appear that Microsoft is going to introduce native stereoscopic 3D support for their Xbox 360 game console. According to the unofficial information Xbox 360 may get a firmware update that will introduce HDMI 1.4 stereoscopic 3D support for native 720p gaming. But unlike all owners of PlayStation 3 consoles, a firmware update for the Xbox 360 will not introduce S3D support for all consoles, due to the fact that the first Xbox 360 consoles did not feature HDMI video output. This may open up the doors to much wider stereoscopic 3D adoption for the Xbox 360 console as currently there are just a few titles that support stereo 3D output and all these achieve it through a native engine supporting different output modes. Getting S3D support on a console level will make it easier for game developers to add that feature, but don’t forget that it is only a rumor for for now…
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