(I reccomend that you watch this in HD) www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=8RN7PD2qiJE So you've probably come here thinking this is some real SAO stuff going on. Well not quite. What the Oculus Rift is, is a immersive Virtual Reality headset. Think of the "Virtual Boy", 17 years later.
Start backing on it's days of first appearing on kickstarter. Within four hours of the announcement, Oculus secured its intended amount of $250,000, and in less than 36 hours, the campaign had surpassed $1 million dollars in funding, eventually ending with $2,437,429.
This was from September 2012 to August 2012. Along with the idea have having it launch compatible with Hawken (Course this got delayed for months). The dev kit is $300. Team Oculus currently has no consumer version.
Hardware & Software:
- Libraries, headers, documentation, and samples for integrating the Oculus Rift with any game.
- Out-of-the-box Unreal Engine and Unity integrations.
- The Oculus SDK will support PC (Windows) at launch.
- Resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, with 640 x 800 per eye.
- Horizontal Field of View greater than 90 degrees.
- Diagonal Field of View greater than 110 degrees.
- Head tracking accomplished with 1000 Hz absolute 9DOF orientation sensor (includes gyroscope, accelerometer, and magnetometer).
- 1280x800 LCD Screen (Innolux HJ070IA-02D 7" LCD)
- Changeable/adjustable eye cups for people with poor vision & a conformable fit for those with glasses.
The final component out of the headset is the Oculus Tracker V2 board, custom designed and optimized for a 1000 Hz refresh rate.
- STMicroelectronics 32F103C8 ARM Cortex-M3 microcontroller with 72 MHz CPU
- Invensense MPU-6000 six-axis (gyro + accelerometer) motion tracking controller
- A983 2206—we suspect this is a three-axis magnetometer, used in conjunction with the accelerometer to correct for gyroscope drift
How does the Oculus Rift hook up to your PC, you ask? With the control box, of course.
From left to right:
- HDMI, DVI, Mini USB, and DC-in.
The main chips on the control box motherboard:
- Realtek RTD2486AD display interface controller
- Winbond W25X20CL 256 KB serial flash
- Techcode TD1484A synchronous rectified step-down converter
Now let's get down to the part that you're really interested in...Games. There is a great number of supported Oculus games out there along with simulation demos.
Some such as Skyrim, Mirror's Edge, Strike Suit Zero, Superman, Car demos, Aircraft demos, Guillotine demos, ect. Think of a 3D or (in few cases) 2D game. Add a little hard work, and you could have yourself a possible virtual reality compatible game. www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWKpjwxNIMI