The Oculus Rift in action!
When I was little, still playing with my Lego, I remember hearing lots of exciting stories about Virtual Reality gaming devices in arcades. Young people were wearing a huge helmet that immersed them into a low resolution but exciting gaming world. I was trying to imagine the different world that existed inside. Finally, the moment I can experience Virtual Reality has arrived! Virtual Reality is revived after the 90s with the help of the Oculus Rift!
The Oculus Rift is a Virtual Reality head-mounted display created by Oculus VR. Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus VR went from just an idea to the creation of the first widely available Developer kit. Oculus VR was initially supported by a Kickstarter campaign that received huge support. On March 2014, Facebook acquired Oculus VR for 2 billion dollars, anticipating Oculus Rift to be the next interface revolution. The device is targeted to everyone thanks to its reasonable price (the developer’s version costs about £200). The technology has finally matured and the question at this moment is how developers and the computing industry are going to support the device. Transparency Market Research predicted that Virtual Reality gaming is going to reach a value of more than 5.8 billion globally by 2019.