Prototype Valve «light years” ahead of Oculus Rift





Virtual reality has the potential to completely change the scope of entertainment as we know it. One day we will all be wearing virtual reality headset and enjoy games and movies with incredible depth of immersion . Oculus Rift – one of the devices, which is at the forefront, but own prototype Valve, as they say, is “light years ahead.”

Valve does not hide the fact that seriously invests in virtual reality. But the first time we hear such a high evaluation of the prototype, which is in development. A detailed report from the developer Iridium Studios said on a visit to Valve headquarters in Seattle, where he was given a prototype virtual reality experience from Valve.

The device has a display in 1080p, which is comparable with the latest version of the HD-Oculus Rift, shown at E3 last year. Although the resolution set the same headset Valve does not suffer from the effect, where the pixels are so large that they can be seen. It’s distracting.

Latency is almost invisible, and the reduction of motion blur works fine. Track position is made more serious than in the latest version of Crystal Cove Oculus Rift. While Crystal Cove uses a small webcam to track the movements of the head, Valve uses a camera mounted on the headset to track QR-codes set forth on the walls. The only downside – there is no opportunity to look down on the floor because there is no QR-codes.

Developer Feep treated various demos, including Portal 2 and Tron. According to the response, experience with virtual reality headset from Valve has been extremely positive, and the work of other developers memory evoked laughter. Technology comparable to “conscious dream state and reminds the holodeck.”

All this sounds great, but it is worth noting that Feep said he is not sure whether it is possible to compare the virtual reality of Valve with Crystal Cove, since the last prototype he has not yet been tested. Despite this, the prototype Valve, seems to embody all the dreams of gamers. It is time to recognize that the future for virtual reality. And this time it will not be limited to technologies 80s.

There is another small point: Valve does not plan to sell its prototype virtual reality. If so, the Oculus Rift will be the only option if only Sony did not blow us a brain to its goal .
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