Oculus Rift is an electronic gaming virtual reality device developed and manufactured by Oculus VR. It is a visual system of type Head-mounted display.
The project is being developed by Oculus VR, which has raised $ 91 million from investors, with $ 2.4 million raised by the Kickstarter website. The founder of the company is Palmer Luckey and there is a huge team which looks after the functioning of the program.
Information About The Oculus Rift
On March 25, 2014, Facebook, Inc., acquired the company and announced that they would focus on developing the same type of products. However, the Rift controls arrived late, just December 6, 2016, several months after the HTC Vive sale with lighthouses and motion controls began selling.
In the summer of 2017, Oculus lowered its limited-time Rift bundle price to $ 399 to attract new buyers interested in VR who could not have previously purchased it due to the order.
The bundle contained the Rift, various games such as Lucky’s Tale, Robo Recall, and The Unspoken; the move controls notably called Oculus Touch and an Xbox One controller.
Pricing Of Oculus Rift
After summer, the company raised the bundle price to $499, removing Xbox’s command from the bundle to lower the cost. On Oculus Connect 4, a few months after the previous price hike, the company again dropped the packet to the same price.
This time the package no longer contained the XBOX command as before. Thus, the Rift hit its lowest price on Black Friday 2017, selling for $349 and having many new fans and buyers.
Most Affordable Gadget
Rift, due to price drops, has become one of the most affordable PC headsets. Thus, it started gaining more market share which nearly defeated HTC Vive, which currently costs $ 599.
However, the price includes Lightboxes and motion commands. The release package includes Oculus Rift, consumer final version 1 (CV1), with integrated headphones. It also includes an external positioning sensor, remote control, cables for PC connection, an Xbox One controller plus Eve.
Oculus Rift Resolution
The Rift has two OLED displays, one for each eye, with a resolution of 1080×1200 each, a 90Hz refresh rate. (50% higher than a general monitor) So, researchers have designed it to occupy a large part of the visual field.
It features three gyros that allow you to monitor the orientation of the user’s head. So, a pair of headphones which the user can retract if they do not want to use them.
There is a recommendation to use headphones or earphones to simulate 3D audio. The optical unit has a connection to the PC via HDMI 1.3 (video) and USB (rotational orientation information), and the positioning detector uses USB to communicate position information.
Oculus recommends a Windows PC with an Intel Core i3-6100 CPU, NVidia GTX 960 graphics card, and 8GB RAM (minimum requirements) to ensure a satisfactory Rift experience.
Still, it has a strong recommendation that capacities be above the minimum. So, playing in virtual reality requires about 3x the computing power compared to playing in Full HD (1080p, 1920×1080). So, this may help drive this new experience away from most audiences.