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Submitted by Frisky 346d ago | news

A New Version Of Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset Would Be Showcased At CES 2014

Several different versions of Oculus Rift with slight changes have been tested during its development and eventually it seems that Oculus VR has developed a proper latest version of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. Tom Forsyth, the Software Architecture at Oculus VR and former Valve employee, confirmed via his Twitter account that the latest version of Oculus Rift virtual reality headset would be showcased during this years Consumer Electronics Show. Forsyth also said that the feedback of demo participants would be really helpful for the company. (CES 2014, Oculus Rift, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

bunt-custardly  +   346d ago
Please release this to consumers this year. Let's get the VR ball rolling.
ssj27  +   346d ago
Gimmicks..
Why people don't get this?
Cameras, motion control's and other kind of gimmicks only work righ for silly features.

Like a mic works fine for chatting and maybe some commands, a camera works fine for video chat, taking a picture for a 3d model character in a game or silly useless games made for casuals. This will inly work for few games the ones that are in fp view and it will only be a gimmick. i did enjoynthe 3d gimmick but it's just that a gimmick.
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LightofDarkness  +   346d ago
The Rift is a game changer. It is no mere gimmick.
wannabe gamer  +   346d ago
oculus isnt a gimmick, you must not have looked into it very much. its the closest thing to VR yet and they keep making it better and better
ZombieKiller  +   346d ago
This is no gimmick.
starchild  +   346d ago
I've had the chance to use the dev unit on several occasions and I would pay good money for a consumer version of THAT, let alone the much improved versions they have developed since then. Trust me, its no gimmick. Its probably the most exciting thing in gaming on the horizon.
webeblazing  +   346d ago
its a gimmick because it dont have a sony logo /s
GT67  +   346d ago
this so call gimmick as you say would be much cheaper than Sony VR glasses 999.00 with sony logo.

check out their website for price.
Sony.com
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NeoTribe  +   346d ago
Sonys has a vr headset on the way. Sonys will also probably be superior.
CapsLocke  +   346d ago
Everyone saying it's a gimmick had a full 180 after they actually tried it.
Smoey  +   346d ago
I have one (dev kit) and it's amazing. I was skeptical and thought it would be like things in the past but, my god, it's amazing. The UDK demo alone you could spend hours on shooting and jumping around.
Frisky  +   346d ago
There is a start to every thing, Oculus Rift might not be the perfect inception for virtual Reality but once we're in the ring, better things will keep coming.
ssj27  +   345d ago
Lol at the disagree haha
Today at the Sony conference prove my point is a gimmick.. it does enhance the experience in it own way just like 3d does but nothing more than a gimmick.

maybe If I say gimmick 3 times in a row.. it may not become a gimmick lol let me try it.

Gimmick gimmick give me .. is Brittney b#@!@# hahaha
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solidsheep  +   346d ago
Its like reliving the 80's cellphone again. You know it's going to be successful. It just needs time to make it more practical.

First thing that popped in my head when i saw Oculus rift.
http://www.zitogallery.com/...
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Perjoss  +   346d ago
Eventually VR will be a type of contact lens. Until then I'm quite happy to 'walk around with a huge phone'.
CaulkSlap  +   345d ago
The VR crap that's been around for decades is the 80s cell phone. Seen presentations that looked cool for years and years but it was all overpriced and/or crap. Oculus finally does VR right at a reasonable price. It's more like the Nokia brick phones of the early 2000s.
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NovaEatsRainbowz  +   346d ago
Next will hopefully be virtual reality MMORPGs.
Volkama  +   345d ago
They kinda come with the territory, the Rift isn't genre-locked :)

You can already play existing MMORPGs on the dev kits, though I can't vouch for the quality.
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PurpHerbison  +   345d ago
I have always wanted Virtual Reality but I feel there won't be any software to do it justice. My mind tends to want an experience similar to .Hack, minus the getting stuck in the game world part. That sort of experience is a long ways off.

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