Your gaming experience is about to change forever. In April of 2013, Oculus VR will begin shipping the developer kit of their Oculus Rift gaming headset to game companies for integration into their titles while Oculus VR works to get the consumer version on the market.
So let’s check it out! The Oculus Rift is a virtual reality headset that is being developed specifically for gaming and with the focus of being affordable for the consumer. It will connect to your computer through a DVI connection although it will be possible to use HDMI with an adapter. Once you put The Oculus Rift on your head, you are immersed in a stereoscopic 3D rendering of your gaming environment.
The Oculus Rift has a massive 110-degree field of view that will be calibrated so your eyes are focused and converged in the distance at all times; their natural resting position to eliminate strain. It uses very high-density and lightweight 1280×800 displays at 720p just inches from your eyes to produce incredible resolution.
The Oculus Rift will also have very low latency head-tracking allowing you to look around your game instantaneously. It will be the must-have device for any dedicated gamer and will be the first true virtual reality headset designed specifically for gaming.