Oculus Rift And Oculus Touch Unveiled

Posted: Jun 12 2015, 1:26am CDT | by , in Technology News


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Oculus Rift and Oculus Touch Unveiled

Oculus revealed the consumer version of the Rift VR goggles and surprises with Oculus Touch controller. The Rift comes tough bundled with an Xbox One controller.

Oculus unveiled the Rift virtual reality system for consumers at an event on Tuesday. Besides the Rift virtual reality goggles the company also revealed a VR controller with the Oculus Touch. Funny enough, the Rift ships though with a wireless Xbox One controller. The Oculus Touch is optional.

The Rift uses custom display and optics technology designed specifically for VR featuring two AMOLED displays with low-persistence. The technology enables incredible visual clarity as you explore virtual worlds with the Rift.

The headset is tracked by our IR LED constellation tracking system for precise, low latency 360-degree orientation and position tracking.

The Rift features an integrated VR audio system designed to convince your ears that you’re truly there. The integrated headphones are also removable in case you want to use your own. It also incorporates a high quality internal microphone for social experiences.

The Rift has an advanced ergonomic design improves the headset’s overall balance and stability. This strap architecture offloads the overall weight, allowing the Rift to rest comfortably.

It’s as easy to put as slipping on a baseball cap. Once you’re in, simply adjust the straps to fit you.

Further, Oculus included a mechanism that allows you to adjust the distance between the lenses for the most comfortable visual experience. You can also remove the facial interface to replace the soft foam, and we’ve improved the form factor to better accommodate glasses.

As mentioned earlier the Xbox One controller comes with the Rift. The Xbox controller is a key part of the broader VR input puzzle. Oculus says that it’s the absolute best way to play games like Lucky’s Tale, EVE: Valkyrie, and Edge of Nowhere.

For advanced VR experience Oculus introduces the Oculus Touch. The Oculus Touch is a pair of tracked controllers that deliver hand presence – the sensation of feeling as though your virtual hands are actually your own. Touch will let people take their virtual reality experiences further than ever before by unlocking new interactions.

Oculus Touch

The wireless Oculus Touch controllers have low-latency 6-DOF tracking and with a matrix of sensors the controller can recognize a set of communicative hand poses like pointing, waving, and giving a thumbs-up.

Oculus did not reveal pricing, but pre-order of the Oculus Rift will start pre-order later this year. Shipping is still aimed at Q1 2016.

With Facebook in the background, Oculus has announced to invest $10m into 3rd party developers for game development.

Oculus Rift Wearing

The Oculus Rift still makes you look stupid wearing it, but it seems the experience will be well worth it. The Oculus Special Event has been recorded on Twitch.tv.

Watch live video from oculus on Twitch

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