Get Ready. The consumer version of the Oculus Rift will have pre-orders on Wednesday, January 6 at 8 a.m. Tech experts predict that the Rift virtual reality headset will hit tech the market by storm. Now, we'll give you the latest updates about the ambitious headset.
According to the developers of the gadget, they are perfecting the virtual-reality experience of the device. Moreover, Oculus seems to be preparing would-be early users for some fantastic gaming experience, Wired published.
"VR will become something everyone wants before it becomes something everyone can afford," Oculus founder Palmer Luckey said via Twitter. He also added that future developments of the device will be made available for everyone soon, but the early adopters will get the first version of the headset.
Oculus boss Brendan Iribe noted that a Rift and a PC capable of powering would cost around $1,500. In addition, he stated the finished consumer-ready device should be in the "same ballpark" as the $350 cost of its earlier versions.
For Facebook Inc., they want to expand to use of the device to "communications, media and entertainment, education and other areas." The social media company bought Oculus for $2bn in 2014.
Every consumer edition of the Oculus Rift can also have fun and exciting games. Buyers can get Lucky's Tale, a 3-D platformer in the vein of Super Mario. The game is also the most entertaining for some VR fans who played it at demo events. Early adopters will also receive a copy of EVE: Valkyrie, an intergalactic dogfight game that has also been a constant presence in demos of the device.
Meanwhile, the Windows 10 version of Minecraft is set to be compatible with the Oculus Rift gear, according to a published article from The Verge.
Last year, Microsoft showed a special demonstration of Minecraft for its augmented reality headset, HoloLens. Bringing Minecraft to the VR device shows Microsoft's commitment in bringing the blockbuster world-creation title to practically every powerful platform.
The Oculus Rift was initially proposed in a Kickstarter campaign. At the start of its campaign, Oculus VR raised US$2.5 million for the creation of the product.
The VR headset has a resolution of 1080×1200 per eye, a 90 Hz refresh rate, and a wide field of view. It has also installed headphones that provide a 3D audio effect. The Rift has also rotational and positional tracking.