Oculus Rift Kickstarts Virtual Reality

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – A new way of viewing virtual reality is upon us: Company Oculus has been busy shipping dev kits of its new gaming headset to funders who backed the project via Kickstarter, according to a report from ARS Technica.

Oculus’s goal with getting the Rift into the hands of developers was so that they could start integrating support for the device into games and engines, company Founder Palmer Luckey signaled through a video posted on the company’s Kickstarter homepage.

So what makes the Oculus Rift so special in the area of virtual reality? “With an incredibly wide field of view, high resolution display, and ultra-low latency head tracking, the Rift provides a truly immersive experience that allows you to step inside your favorite game and explore new worlds like never before,” explains Oculus via its Kickstarter.

In fact, support for the device’s development was so high – it reached funding of $2,437,429 dollars when its fundraising deadline hit in early September of last year.

The company previously showcased the Rift at CES 2013. For more information, Locker Gnome recently tested the device. Watch below: