Oculus CEO: Valve a 'major contributor' to VR

VRFocus - Oculus VR is undoubtedly the first and most important name in the virtual reality (VR) industry. Never has this been more true than today, as the company hosted its first Oculus Connect developer conference and revealed the Crescent Bay prototype for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). But by the company's own admission, it wouldn't be where it is today with out the help of some friends. One such friend is Half-Life developer Valve, which Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe labelled as a 'major contributor' in the VR space during his keynote at Oculus Connect today.

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SteamPowered1549d ago

Thank you Valve. You single-handedly changed my world with Pc gaming.

aerisbueller1549d ago (Edited 1549d ago )

I can't wait to try out VR. Been psyched for true VR since seeing Lawnmower Man as a young lad.

Even the crappy VR I tried out at an arcade as a teenager had a hint of some amazing untapped potential, despite the ultra choppy framerate, and the super ugly polygonal graphics.

There's just something transcendent and magical about being able to turn your head and see the game world stretching out in every direction.

starchild1549d ago

Very well said. Completely agree. I remember playing Dactyl Nightmare in the mall when I was younger and even that primitive VR definitely had some magic to it.

TardcoreGamer1549d ago

Wait for their consumer version Rift. I have a DK2 and it's pretty mind blowing. The new prototype Oculus just demonstrated this week is a step beyond that. There's still things that need to be ironed out still.

My suggestion is wait until the full release then buy that and a high-end graphics card to power it. By then there will be full fledged games to play and higher power hardware to drive the suckers.