Virtual Reality used to be the stuff of sci-fi, and yet we see where imagination fuels ingenuity. After selling out, pre-orders of Facebook’s Oculus Rift were delivered to early adopters today. As more gaming and tech people got their hands (and faces) on this device, the opinions and reviews began filtering into the media stream. Tech heads and geeks alike are biting their nails as they hope for more information on this, the first mass-produced, consumer-ready virtual reality headset.
IGN posted an in depth review of the actual hardware with a heavy dose of information about its comfortability and wear. The preorder price of $599 gives buyers the headset, sensor, and controller (a standard Xbox One controller). Oculus Rift does have a next generation VR controller called Touch that is still being refined in development, and they have plans to release it in the later half of this year.
With the release of the Rift came 30 game titles to offer users diversity to really explore the capability of the device.
The HTC Vive is the Rift’s biggest competitor in the consumer VR market, and with it’s release date only a week away, the gaming and tech world waits with bated breath to see how it will measure up.