Oculus Rift new prototype called Crystal Cove




CES | Oculus Rift new prototype called Crystal Cove
Oculus Rift Crystal Cove

For project Oculus Rift watched by millions of people from all corners of the world, because in fact, it is the only virtual reality helmet, which is available to almost everyone because of its budget price, as well as specially developed for him numerous video games. Oculus Rift creators of the exhibition CES-2014 showed reporters a second version of the helmet, which is codenamed Crystal Cove.

The first model Oculus Rift had a very mediocre performance. The main drawback was the first devkitov screen with a resolution of only 720p, which in practice to provide users with the pixels in the eye, “the size of a fist.” Many testers first model helmet experienced nausea, eye strain and headaches. It is on these items of Oculus VR developers worked carefully over the past few months.

Oculus Rift Crystal Cove

New Oculus Rift now gives the picture in 1080p resolution. Matrix LCD with helmet replaced by OLED, which significantly decreased the delay image display. Helm also supplied numerous infrared LED-LED and an additional camera that is installed in front of me and very accurately tracks the position of his head in space (similar technology is used for shooting movies, and creating video games, only the labels are applied directly to the actors’ faces). If before the player can only move your head left, right, up and down, but now he is able to bring her face to any object within the game or – pull away from him, and the camera will take exactly its motion in virtual reality. In other words, users now get in games many new features, for example, can be carefully peek around the corner, it would be impossible in the previous model Oculus Rift.

Oculus Rift Crystal Cove

After numerous tests and improvements, an updated version of Oculus Rift brought occurrence of unpleasant symptoms like dizziness or nausea to a minimum, but the work in this direction is still in progress. We remind you that Oculus Rift should arrive in retail stores during the year, and the development team has recently joined the legendary father of Doom John Carmack, who has promised to undertake the development of new games for this virtual reality helmet.

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