Friday, March 27, 2015

Oculus Showing Off at Facebook

Facebook held their annual F8 developer's conference this week, and it's all about Oculus Rift.. CTO Mike Schroepfer said hardware will release this year and we'll have a true virtual reality gaming system out to the public. Now he didn't say which piece exactly, but that it was some hardware with some form of headgear. This could be their beta "dummy" version, or the cool rigs we've been seeing touted at gaming conventions for the past two years.

Still, for a company bought out just shy of a year ago, Oculus Rift is ready to take the next step forward and bring their product to the consumers.

The demonstration given to developers and investors this week highlights the massive improvements in the technology. Not just the graphics, but in the fluidity of movement. As the user shifts his or her head from left to right, the image stays consistent. It really is a sight to behold and I can't believe how far we've come. Facebook is looking to launch the unit with more social experiences in mind that can tie the user back into Facebook. This could be anything from auto-posting anytime you log in, or if you reach milestones in the game, to recording footage of your game play.

Now to cement a viable way to not get simulation sickness, then we're golden.

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