Is VR Gaming Just Around The Corner? This Morning a new Kickstart Project hit the net, Oculus Rift aims to make a low cost high powered VR headset for all you gamers out there.

Oculus Rift is already getting some positive feedback from some the worlds leading game developers and with your help Oculus Rift can go from concept to reality.

But is the world really ready for VR gaming? After all 3D gaming, Movies and Tv's are not really taking off.

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Spitfire_Riggz2272d ago

Holy crap it just launched and has already passed its goal!

SandWitch2272d ago (Edited 2272d ago )

I think there's a small possibility that PS4 will have a VR device. I mean, Sony already had one made at the beginning of 2011. Later last year they put a similar device (it was 3D viewer without VR function) on sale for 800 bucks and despite the huge price demand exceeded all Sony's expectations.

I think VR is awesome and it would add a huge bonus for a console. One can only hope though...

specialguest2272d ago (Edited 2272d ago )

For now it remains a really cool toy for enthusiast. I've been following various HMD(head mounted display) brands for 3 years now and it gets very exciting with every improvement of the latest of greatest HMDs.

The Oculus Rift is the latest most promising HMD for VR, and it's fully endorsed by John Carmack. Other developers like Epic, Valve, and Unity are also backing it. Keep in mind that these specs are just prototype specs. I read from an AV forum that the current resolution will be upgrade to HD.

What sets this apart from other HMDs like the Sony HMZ and Silicon Micro ST1080 is the field of view. The Sony HMZ only gives you a 45 degrees FOV. That's why it looks like you're watching a movie in the theater or a giant tv from 8ft away. With the Oculus Rift, the FOV is 90 degrees which allows you to see everything as though you're actually there. No black bars or anything. This gives a totally impressive view.

I would pay $1000 if the Oculus Rift does VR right. The best ones today that does everything right are for commercial uses and cost about 10K-30K.

Here's a good presentation video of why the Oculus Rift is in development.

Carmack explains why consumer VR never worked in the past, and why it might finally work now.