MachineHappy Speak: The earliest I remember of virtual reality was the Johny Quest cartoon series wherein the lead character used to strap on a virtual reality set to move into a virtual world where he does everything he can in the real world and fight against an evil arch nemesis. That was back then. Virtual Reality gaming has been around since then. However we have not seen the virtual reality that could pervade the reality boundaries. Most of the virtual reality gaming devices manufactured till today have either failed to make the virtual reality experience too real or else the gaming features on the device have been too abysmal to be considered as high end virtual reality gaming experience.
However the Oculus Rift VR headset should be able to change that perception and definitely make a difference.
The Oculus Rift VR headset makes a definite impact on the way virtual reality gaming looks today. The putting on of the Oculus Rift VR headset takes the user into a very realistic alternate virtual reality world, where the feeling is truly of being there and not in the world which we usually stay in. In fact once you have the headset on, the real environment ceases to exist and on a reflex you might actually start behaving as you need to respond in the virtual world. All movements and actions in the virtual reality game world are controlled via a gampad.
The most outstanding feature that is on in the Oculus Rift VR headset is the first person shooting experience which is not the point and shoot that an average user would expect but is a look and shoot experience just like handling an weapon in the real world.
The Rift stands out in the world of virtual reality gaming because of the speed, accuracy, and realism of the tracking, which is as close to real world experience that you could ever get to in the world of virtual gaming. Although the one on show at CES 2013 was just a hand assembled prototype still it managed to create vibes that I haven’t associated with anything else in the virtual reality gaming world before.
The LCD screen on this prototype was just a sampler that wasn’t good. But the Oculus Rift which is going to start shipping its developer version in March is definitely going to feature a much improved screen. The Oculus Rift VR headset consumer launch is being targeted at a price of $300.
MachineHappy Cut: The Oculus Rift VR Headset seems to be the realization of what virtual gaming had always promised about. With this we could finally say, “Johny Quest move over please”.
Check out with this video the Oculus Rift VR headset.