The Oculus Rift is a head-mounted display virtual reality game device. It is being developed in the mean time by the Oculus VR. It’s the first company ever to introduce this technology but it is believed that in the future, many games are going to be played through this device. With the look of a heavy skiing goggle, Oculus Rift offers the gamers a new way of virtual reality gaming. Designed carefully for each eyes, Oculus Rift will take your gaming experience to the next level.
When you haven’t seen the design yet, just imagine mounting a 7 inches LCD screen to your snow goggle will give you the idea. With a view range approximately at 110 degrees, you will experience a new way of virtual reality gaming. Of course, the quality of the game still depends on the game developer. This Oculus Rift only works as a device and is rumored to be soon compatible with Nintendo’s Wii and PlayStation. So far, the Oculus Rift only compatible with PC games.
While not all PC games has released an Oculus Rift compatible version, the Oculus Rift will come with an Oculus SDK (Software Development Kit) that will match the coding of the game with the use of Oculus Rift device. Developed since the 2012, the Oculus Rift is designed to work with each eye movement, giving a real feel on the gaming process. The mounting distance from the eye to the LCD screen can be adjusted in order to give each audience a better and more comfortable view.
Oculus VR has just only release a developer kit that is send out to the people who are funding for their project through Kick starter. The consumer version is said to be released in 2014 or as late as in 2015. Some games that hoped to be compatible with Oculus Rift are The Sims, Pokémon Adventure, Minecraft, and Skyrim. Some game enthusiast has predicted that this kind of device will be the new trend in gaming. Although, there is a worry that it is too close to be in a virtual reality.
Meanwhile the Oculus Rift is preparing for something more market oriented, inexpensive and absolutely wireless. The development kit they are offering now is a wire connected device which still makes it hard to do on game that requires a lot of movement. The Oculus Rift famed because the home videos that some owner made like the one that is titled “My 90 year old grandmother tries the Oculus Rift” gone viral with over 2 million views.
So the question is, will we be ready for this kind of technology? Or you think we should hold back a little and save it for the future? The idea of going deeper to a virtual reality world seems to be an attraction to most people, as well as a frightening concept for others. The only thing that we should sure of is that the use of this kind of gaming technology should be used as wise as possible.