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First Look: The Oculus Rift is primed for developers, but not yet ready for consumers
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First Look: The Oculus Rift is primed for developers, but not yet ready for consumers

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The version of the Oculus Rift being shown at GDC 2014 is pretty much the same one we saw at CES earlier this year, with a new camera and a new demo.

I have two questions from the are you ready for VR and even more importantly is the arm ready for you I'm Eric Franklin here at GAC 2014. To -- took a first look at the very latest version of opulence of beyond. This latest version of this -- has all the besides he asked what ports need of crystal whole version that includes a bold persistent OLED display. And 960 -- -- eighty resolution port on. External right now housing and tracking you -- Alex -- you mean your your head forward or if you -- the side latter. Also easy to fourteen -- it was -- and its own tracking. Impressions after playing the opt -- nice and -- -- grief for a few minutes. Is high it's pretty immerse of experience especially -- -- read I think that helps nights it's kind of a -- Take on yeah it's probably beat him up all -- But you know you're in this kind of virtual environment looking around but you're controlling -- characters out of first person perspective and -- a third person perspective of this character. But you can see your avatar opens a person sitting down. You know in -- couch in the living room somewhere so you can look down your roommates. -- I you can actually -- hands -- an Xbox controller that's cool like controlling the character would sound -- out of the living room environment. Com. So it's it's pretty basic is not the team -- -- tech demo guys just to show but let's look at this table out. It was pretty fun. I think I was warned president and now -- -- It problem lies more in your head movement and -- have to play the game you know in the -- night's demo you can look around this. The room and see where your characters -- you're gonna hear is going but it operates its -- essential that you haven't looked up to spot fighter jets and stuff like that. -- three shifts and you know. It's a lock on them fire ant and it felt comfortable talking to put in my head you know I actually tried this prototype -- project -- has. I felt like that was putting lot of pressure my bills and this one's. Doesn't put any kind of pressure and -- it's very thankful for. All I was comfortable its lights. -- that USB three point oh port on the power button on it so this is available for developers right now is the development kit. You can buy it at 350 bucks right now -- ship into -- but. Populace maintains that this is this is something that's ready for gamers this is where developers. So you know you're gonna. -- -- in this. You know you probably don't don't expect the most polished experience is still working on it still a lot of stuff that you pick -- route is not ready for release. Don't know what the final consumer price going to be you know what their final consumer. Once again I'm Eric Franklin and this has been numbers look. -- bit virtual reality --

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