E3 is here! The biggest gaming event is turning out to be a virtual reality showcase, for most companies are said to release their project VR headsets to the masses. The first one in the list is Facebook/Oculus; the Rift is arriving early next year.
Oculus has been working on VR from its very birth as a company. After being bought for $2 Billion by Facebook, the company gained full steam and showed off multiple developer prototypes of the Rift. And finally, Oculus announced last Thursday (in a pre-E3 Press Conference) that the Rift is confirmed for Q1 next year.
The Rift hardware consists mainly of the headset itself, and a table stand that’ll help detect head movements. Oculus has collaborated with Microsoft to bring games to the Rift. So you’ll get an XBox One controller in the package. Oculus also showed us this awesome input device called the Oculus Touch: it is an ergonomic hand held motion “controller” that’ll help gamers “feel” the environment around them. So that you realise when you pick up a rifle and drop a bomb.
So that is just the beginning. Rift will sure be popular if more developers make games for the device.
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