What is  Oculus Rift

What is Oculus Rift

Rift is the first gaming system for virtual reality (VR), which is worn on the head. Founder and designer of this product is Palmer Luckey, he is an American entrepreneur (born September 19, 1992, in Long Beach, California.). The first version of this system was expected to be available to customers in 2015 but the oculus VR first sent two test systems to the market, namely DK1 (which came out in 2012) and another DK2 (which came out 2014). This company pointed out that 2015 will not release another debug version of DK3, but that the next version will be released for sale around the world. What’s the impression when you put that miracle on your head? In a word – incredible! Keep in mind that absolutely you can not see anything outside the device, that your field of view is almost completely filled with the image and that the movement of your head is functioning perfectly.

Working principle

Oculus Rift uses the Adjacent Reality Tracker tracking component to achieve 360 degrees tracking with a very low delay.  The Rift has a Pentile OLED display, 1080×1200 resolution per eye, a 90 Hz refresh rate, and 110° field of view. It has integrated headphones which provide a 3D audio effect, rotational and positional tracking. A position monitoring system, called “Constellation”, has a stationary USB infrared sensor that collects the light emitted by IR LEDs, which are integrated into the device. The sensor is located on the user’s desk. Which creates a 3D space and allows the user to use the device while sitting, standing or walks in the room.

Software support

Games and game platforms must be specifically designed to work properly with the Oculus rift device. Integration has started with personal computers and smartphones, but will also expand to the gaming consoles. Many companies in their games are already supporting the oculus rift, although it is only in the development stage. Oculus Rift and Oculus SDK currently support Window, Mac and Linux operating systems

System requirements

The Oculus recently announced the launch date of the Rift device and announced hardware specifications, which are:

– Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD R9 290 equivalent or better

– Processor: Intel i5-4590 equivalent or better

– Memory: 8GB or more RAM

– HDMI: 1.3 video output

– USB ports: 3x USB 3.0 port plus 1x USB 2.0 port

– Operating system: Windows 7 SP1 64 bit or higher

 

This is a very big advance in the world of technology. The world is fascinated by this device, and you can also use it for the following games, we’ll name a few popular ones: Chronos, Elite Dangerous, The Assembly, Arizona Sunshine, ADR1FT etc. It is clear that virtual reality will remain an area of enthusiasts for now, but it is somewhat good because they will be able to overcome all childhood illnesses before it becomes more widely available. On the other hand, those who just want to extract more money to enjoy VR can also take a stronger computer or opt for one of those recommended by Oculus itself. The price of this product today is about $ 600. At this time, it’s hard to say that anyone can afford it. But we would love that.

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