Oculus Rift : We are very close to experience that matters
Virtual Reality is a computer-generated simulation of three dimensional image or environment that can be interacted with in a seemingly real or physical way by a person using special electronic equipment.
Facebook bought Oculus Rift VR on March 25th 2014 and it is about to make a healthy impact on the way we see things in Virtual Reality. Video games kicked off early 2000’s and we had Microsoft and Sony develop video gaming consoles and its now time that the experience of Virtual Reality come live when we play/watch things in Virtual reality. This would give the viewers the feeling that they are actually going to the screen with the action going all around. The computer presents the view which corresponds to the direction the viewer is facing, through a system of head tracking.
Oculus Rift has 40 IR LEDS on the headset which are used to track your head movement. A small motion tracking camera constantly tracks these IR LEDS, using which it tracks greater movement within the world of rift. These LEDS are not visible for naked eyes but these are used to precisely track your movements to show the Virtual Reality in real time. Using Oculus Rift we get closer to the objects involved in the game and we have the feel for the game which in the sense makes you live inside your game and more engaged and real.
First impressions on developers preview kit is awesome and its just mind blowing to have the feel of the game. This is going to take the gaming base to next level and make users more involved in the game. There are few things still in development phase and after which gaming consoles just get better with the VR.
One thing which could make this VR more sensible is by integrating leap motion through which hand movement can be tracked in order to play the game rather than using keyboard or joystick. If the Oculus Rift is made wireless then its the best they can give it to user as they can use these and move around the place rather than sticking themselves wires around. When we first played few games using Oculus Rift it was an awesome experience to and it could get only better playing games using Oculus Rift. We need to wait until the Oculus Rift is available to public with all the features added that are still in development phase but you can get one Oculus rift developer kit for $350.
Nonetheless Oculus Rift gets the Virtual Reality and that’s the best way to enjoy playing the games till date.