Oculus Rift presents consumer version Fri glasses




Oculus presented Thursday to the first consumer version of the virtual reality goggles which should come to market in the first quarter of 2016. Besides the glasses showed the VR lens maker also its new logo.

oculus logo During the presentation via Twitch to follow was, canned Brendan Iribe, CEO of Oculus, first back on the history of the company that in 2012 began after a kickstarter campaign. Then Iribe said how sophisticated video games may be, there is always something missing, and appeared a two-dimensional image of a Tyrannosaurus Rex behind him on the presentation screen.

The VR glasses that will be shown to the public, looks suspiciously like the previously leaked images. The hardware consists of the glasses themselves, together with a system that tracks the location of the user in the space, also called constellation tracking system. The glasses are two OLED screens before two lenses. The audio system is also integrated into the seat and creates spatial sound to seem to be constantly in the right direction. The headset can be removed, so its use may own head or earphones.

The headset looks great, but according to the CEO so light that the user does not have the feeling that there is a “big thing” to hang the face. A slide on the lower side allows the user to adjust the distance between the lenses on the own eyes.

At present, the device comes with an Xbox One controller and a wireless PC adapter. Windows 10 certainly has native support Oculus Rift, says head of the Xbox division of Microsoft Phil Spencer. It is possible to stream Xbox One games to glasses, as is now possible via the PC. Also Oculus still showed a new controller which consists of two separate components: the oculus Touch. For further information later article on Tweakers.

The recommended system made ​​Oculus already previously known. Which come down to 8GB RAM, an Intel i5-4590 and Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 or AMD 290. For video output, the VR glasses a HDMI 1.3 port and two USB 3.0 ports needed. The resolution on both OLED displays is 2160×1200 pixels.



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