Have you heard about Oculus Rift launching? Maybe some of you hardcore gamer friends are aware of the latest developments in technology and know many things about virtual reality headsets. You better start searching about it, because seems like everything will be spinning around it in near future.
Here are some videos to make you understand what it is capable off:
Maybe some of you are Sci-Fi addicts and have seen stuff on films about virtual reality headsets or the similar concept? The first thing that comes to my mind is Matrix when i think about virtual reality.
Oculus rift was developed by Oculus VR and now it’s a subsidiary of Facebook. Virtual Reality headsets were around in small amounts, but Occulus VR is the fat of the land in this concept. Other VR headsets out on the market were Gear VR and Google Cardboard. But the system of Google Cardboard was a little different from Occulus VR. Google Cardboard and Samsung Gear VR put a smartphone into the headset, which makes it kind of a little smartphone cinema while working system of Occulus VR is a little different.
There are some great news about the release of Occulus VR headset! It is expected to be out in the first quarter of 2016 – which we now are in – and it’s expected to come with a price tag a little more than $350 which is pretty affordable for a product like this.
The only thing you must be aware of is that you must obtain a PC which is higher in quality in order to work effectively with Occulus VR. If you have a regular computer, i must sorrily say that you may not be able to use Occulus VR and you may have to upgrade your PC. A PC worth of at least $1,000 may be your saver because you will need a heavy-duty graphics card to achieve smooth operation.
Your PC must be producing frames at a higher rate than Occulus Rift refresh rate. If your PC won’t be able to fulfill this requirement you will end up with glitches and dropped frames. If it was a computer monitor, it may have not been such an issue, but Occulus Rift is tied directly to your head and all you see is what you see inside Occulus Rift. Having problems with your frames will end up making you feel uncomfortable, and i mean REALLY uncomfortable. You may even want to puke out.
The first people to buy out Occulus Rift seems to be gamers with high-end PC’s. People with low graphic card computers sorrily will have to upgrade their gear. Occulus Rift will need an AMD RAdeon 290 or at least NVIDIA GTX 970 in order to work fine, which cost around $250-$350.