DAILY DOT COM - A California company says it's time for gamers to get ready for the next generation virtual reality.
The Rift, by Oculus , is being described by some tech bloggers as one of the most promising new pieces of technology in the current video game landscape.
At first glance it looks like something you'd use to cover your eyes while scuba diving. But it's actually a mounted headset that presents the user a 360-view of his/her surroundings while in the game-world.
We're talking full immersion here, with a 3D display that gives a pretty convincing recreation of reality. The Rift was founded by Palmer Luckey, a self-described hardware geek. Luckey said he wanted to have that Matrix-like experience in the game world, so he decided to build it himself. Thanks to a kick-starter campaign that raised nearly $2.5 million the Rift is an actuality.
According to early reports from developer kits that were sent to backers, the Rift just amplifies the gaming experience. So far only two games will work on the headset; Team Fortress 2 and Hawken. However, the device isn't compatible with Xbox, Play Station 3, or Wii yet
The company says it's working tirelessly to make it available as soon as possible. But so far no specifics on a release date or price.
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