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The Oculus Rift Project is a Go, and Another Game to Support It

September 3rd, 2012 · 2 Comments · 3D / AR / VR / HMD

Ok, we already knew that the Kickstarter project for the 3D-capable VR headset Oculus Rift is going to be funded since day one as it has reached the goal of $250K USD very fast. But now we know the final numbers and the Rift has managed to attract 9522 backers pledging a total of $2,437,430 USD or almost ten times the initial goal. Now the hard part for Palmer Luckey and the team at Oculus begins, because they need to get ready the initial 100 DIY kits of the device for November something like over 7000 Oculus Rift developer kits ready for backers in December. Not to mention that they should also be working on improving the device even further for the release of an even better consumer version sometime next year, all we can do now is wait and hope the team at Oculus will manage to keep their promise.

Meanwhile there is another developer that has announced Oculus Rift support in their upcoming game. After the Doom 3: BFG Edition and Hawken comes Miner Wars: 2081, a first-person action-survival space simulation game set in the year 2081. The game is being developed by an independent software company called Keen Software House and is expected to be released sometime later this year (Q3-Q4 2012). What is interesting to note is that the game is going to support 6DoF movement natively and the developers consider the Rift as a perfect addition for their game. We’ll have to wait and see what they will come up with, but it is very nice that more and more developers are seeing the potential and are going to support the Oculus Rift even before it hits the market in a consumer version.

More about the Oculus Rift support announcement in the game Miner Wars: 2081…

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The Game Hawken with Support for the Oculus Rift 3D VR Headset

August 27th, 2012 · 3 Comments · 3D / AR / VR / HMD

Meteor Entertainment and Adhesive Games have announced their partnership with Oculus to make their upcoming free-to-play multiplayer mech combat first person shooter called Hawken with support for the Oculus Rift stereo 3D-capable VR Headset when the game launches on 12.12.12. So this means that the DOOM 3 BGF Edition will not be the only game to support the Rift Dev Kits since we are still talking about development kits being shipped in December, with the consumer version of the device making appearance sometimes next year. Definitely good news and if you still haven’t heard about the Oculus Rift, then you should check it out and you still have a few more days until the Kickstarter project for the Oculus Rift Dev Kits officially ends, so you still have time to support it. With 4 more days left until the end of the Kickstarter project the number of backers is almost 8000 and the project has almost reached 2 million USD pledged by backers.

Fore more information about the Oculus Rift 3D VR Headset Kickstarter project…

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QuakeCon 2012 Panel – Virtual Insanity – The Future of Gaming

August 6th, 2012 · 3 Comments · General 3D News

Here is a video recording of th Virtual Insanity panel at QuakeCon 2012 featuring John Carmack (id Software), Michael Abrash (Valve), and Palmer Luckey (Oculus). Moderated by Todd Hollenshead (id Software). The guys are talking about AR, VR, stereo 3d and future of gaming with these technologies getting adopted for gaming, and of course a lot more information about the Oculus Rift… spend an hour to watch it if you weren’t able to attend QuakeCon.

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