Oculus Rift would make its debut next week on Monday, but it wouldn’t do so with a massive marketing or any star-studded launch party, stated a report dated March 24, 2016.
Instead, thousands of VR fans, who are all set to spend $600 for this immersive technology would arrive here.
Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus, started his journey of VR 4 years back as he introduced a clunky headset that was crafted from various parts of the smartphone.
This gizmo has now been converted to a head mounted display which can transport wearers, without any nausea-inducing side effects, which were seen in a case of VR inventions made in the 1990s.
It was acquired by Facebook for a price of $2 billion in the year 2014, and it released various experimental versions of Rift for developers. The 1st consumer headset would make its debut on Monday, and although the 1st set has been sold out, new orders aren’t expected until summer.
The hype for high-fidelity VR and those high expectations have been lowered in recent months, mainly because of limited supply. Recently, there have been concerns about the potential health issues caused by VR.
At Game Developers Conference last week, Luckey stated that everyone in this world wouldn’t use virtual reality. An adoption curve would be seen over time, starting with PC gamers who are either ready to buy a high-end PC or either own one.
As of now, Oculus hadn’t mentioned as to how many headsets had been sold since January, when it consumer version first went on sale. He also noted that Rift needs PC costing of at least $1000 to operate.
This head-tracking headset would come with several games and a Xbox One controller but wouldn’t have Oculus Touch controllers, that recreate the sensation of hands in VR. Separate availability of motion-detecting controllers would be seen this year end for an undisclosed price.
He further added that the life span of the system would be somewhere between a console and a phone and anticipates that one day the technology would feel more like sunglasses and not ski goggles.