Oculus Rift will be available for pre-order by the end of this year. However, it will only reach buyers by early 2016. This has been confirmed on a blog post by Oculus. While Oculus hosted the Oculus Rift June Live event sometime back, details about the new releases and availability was made public only now.
The blog posted today mentioned that Oculus Rift will be based on the comfort, immersion and presence of the prototype Crescent Bay. It will also come laced with an improvised tracking mechanism as well as support for standing and sitting experiences. The June event did highlight that physicality will be revamped.
What’s Up With Oculus Rift?
Oculus Rift is highly anticipated because it will be able to stream games from the Xbox One and allow gamers to enjoy their own virtual playground. This idea appeals to many.
Compatibility with Windows 10 adds to the benefits of the Oculus Rift. It will also be compatible with a lot of games by next year, the company has said. Oculus will be pumping in $10 million for new games for the VR headset.
The Surprises In Store
It was announced that the Oculus Rift will not have its own controller. However, it will come with the hyped Xbox One Wireless Controller following a partnership with Microsoft.
This is just the beginning of more good things, including the arrival of Oculus Touch sometime in the future. Meanwhile, the controller will work on a matrix of sensors and haptic feedback.
The big news today is that Oculus Rift Dev Kit are seeing records sales post acquisition by Facebook. Insider sources reveal that pre orders on the second version of the kit have seen numbers close to 25,000.
In fact, the sales for DK2 are way ahead of what was seen in its predecessor model.
However, the bottom line remains thatFacebook has not just tagged its name to Oculus but also added spunk to the reputation of Rift and Oculus.
Many Kickstarter supporters who dished out close to 2 1/2 million dollars, are now fuming and demanding the funds back. Many developers are not over the moon about the deal with Facebook.
Markus Persson, from Minecraft, is not optimistic on the VR version to Rift.
After creating a watershed in the arena of social networking in the name of Facebook, the CEO and founder of the world’s largest social networking site has moved one step ahead to acquire Oculus Rift for approximately 2 billion$. Zuckerberg, as being quoted by the leading media when he was enquired of why does Facebook want to buy Oculus Rift, has stated that he wants that virtual reality should influence the lives of the techno savvy mass just after mobiles. He also said that he dreams of building another computing platform that would be as popularized and big as the vast world of mobile phones.
At a conference call on Tuesday night the CEO cum founder of Facebook has shared his experience of using the VR headset and commented that it is something “revelatory” and unprecedented in his life till date. It has been designed by the 21 year oldPalmer Luckey who has been in the field as a developer kit since 2013, March. Even though the company has not yet announced any launch date, still there are independent game suppliers who have released some innovative games for the hardware. Zuckerberg is anticipating that there will be more such computing platforms coming up to make augmented reality a part of our daily life. … Read the rest