All hail Oculus Rift

Virtual reality headsets have been around in one form or another for the best part of two decades, but few have delivered an immersive enough games experience to wean us off the widescreen TV. Until now. The Oculus Rift is a headset that delivers 360˚ game play in high-resolution 3D. An early version of the system was on show at last month’s Gamescom in London and the response from visitors was resoundingly positive. Users claimed it provides ‘a gaming experience like no other’, yet one that ‘feels quite natural and nothing like the nausea-inducing systems of the past’. According to the product’s inventor, Palmer Luckey, the Oculus Rift offers ‘immersive stereoscopic 3D rendering, a massive field of view and low-latency head tracking’. Luckey is waiting for various game developers to create enough content before the system is officially launched on the market hopefully sometime next year.
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