Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset Release Date Delayed

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Gaming and viewing experience will never be the same again after the release of Oculus Rift sometime on March 2013. People who donated and supported to finance the innovation of this head mounted display are dying to get a hold of the device which promises to give console experiences a touch of virtual reality.

What makes it different from other head-mounted accessories? Oculus Rift will add more field of view (FOV) by incorporating a non-standard optics which will deform images perceived on the screen such that the user will see a non-planar view of the game.

The imaging capabilities sounds complex and too techy but the Oculus LCC developer made the FOV display more accessible to the masses on customer-friendly deals. The project was made possible due to the collective efforts of people like John Carmack (Doom series developer) who funded the technological research. Overall, the Kickstarter Campaign for Oculus Rift solicited more than $2.4 million from 9,522 backers.

What causes the delay? The team wants to ship at least 7,500 kits at the first release but they also added that the devices will continue their productions. As of now, the key specs of the display are the 1280 x 800 pixel employed on a 7-inch LCD. Unfortunately, not all games support this virtual reality viewing gadget. Doom 3 BFG Edition, Quake, Dream, Hawken, Kairo and Montague’s Mount are some of the video games that are compatible with Oculus Rift.

Oculus Unreal Integration Teaser from Oculus VR on Vimeo.

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