Does anyone know what this thing will do to peoples eyesight? Id imagine it wouldnt be good having something that close for that long
Virtual reality headset now expected to ship in March 2013; delay due to time needed to implement extra features.
Gamers who preordered an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset hoping to have it in time for the holidays are out of luck. Developer Oculus announced today that the device's ship date has been pushed back to March 2013. Orders are expected to be delivered by April 2013.
In a blog post to the company's website, the delay was explained as being necessary due to extra time required to implement changes and modifications to the device necessary for mass-manufacturing.
"Designing, sourcing, and manufacturing thousands of developer kits is no small feat," reads a line from the statement. "Since our Kickstarter, we’ve been up against the wall, working around the clock to produce and distribute over 7,500 units in just four short, crazy months. We’ve had to modify our original design for mass-manufacturing and, at the same time, balance additional features with our tight schedule."
One of the updated features for the Oculus Rift is its display. Developers have decided on a new 1280 X 800 7-inch display that reportedly beats the old iteration in "almost every key area." The first version measured 5.6-inches. Along with the larger screen comes added weight. The new 7-inch model is 30 grams heavier than the original, the company said.
The advent of VR means those that are enslaved by M-content can abandon sanity altogether and have their disgusting cravings satisfied in ways we don't dare imagine...
good....now I have more time to save up for a gaming grade PC that will replace the current box of potatoes i have muahahahahahahahah
And if your first question wasn't "can it uses them for the porns?" then you're not paying attention.
give me a good reson to buy this, instead of 1 of the many version's of headmount's, with optional motion tracker technology, and optional gloved control's from www.vrealities.com
@megakick If it fails before the project actually starts, you get a refund. If the project starts officially and then ends up dying (for whatever reason), you DO NOT get a refund.
@TheOnlyConan @megakick That really depends on the people doing the Kickstarter. There was that one game, I can't remember the name, but it looked lame. Anyway, the programmers left, and the guy running the project offered to refund the money. So, refunds after the funding is over are up to the people who did the Kickstarter. Only a complete a-hole would take the money and run.
@coop36 It's definitely very hard to disappear in this day and age, especially with, the average citizen's dependance on technology, at least, in the USA.
@starduke @TheOnlyConan @megakick I havent 'heard' of anyone just taking the money and running, but Im sure it has or will eventually happen. With the way the economy is now some people are desperate. The thing is, to even raise much money you need to put yourself out there in the publics eye a bit and sell your yourself in order to sell your product. It would be unwise to raise a million dollars for a game and then disappear when thousands of people know who you are and what you look like and are your friend on twitter and facebook.
Whether the Oculus succeeds, it will be an important step toward the next generation of gaming (as opposed to the next generation of consoles). I think Sony is also working on its own motion-sensing VR headset. With Sony's integration of motion sensing VR headset with motion sensing controllers and MS's work toward holographic interface, the future of gaming looks to be very exciting.
@Karzovis In what way is it meant? Negative or positive? Seeing a lot of people being negative about Kickstarter while totally forgetting that many companies who aren't subbed by kickstarter also have delays. With this their kickstarter was a massive succes and will make it possible for gamers to soon have VR in their own room without a super heavy headset.
@Panda-Pat This is just a dev kit. The dev kit does not support wearing glasses. They have stated when the consumer version comes out, it will work with glasses.
@Panda-Pat actualy, they said it would be as comfortable as possible with glasses, since allot of the people working on it have glasses too
Can I wear glasses while using the Oculus Rift developer kit?
This really depends on the shape and size of the glasses. The developer kit is designed to sit as close to your eyes as possible which makes it a bit unfriendly for glasses. That said, we?ll do everything we can to make it as comfortable as possible for the developer kit and we have a lot of great ideas for supporting glasses in the consumer version (especially since huge portion of the Oculus team wears glasses every day!).
@Panda-Pat I would probably implement some kind of optics settings for people with glasses, and not only.
@xsonicchaos Reckon thatll be too much hassle for them to do .... if they do anything at all ... it would probs be that the device allowed for glasses to be put on ... like double glasses lol ...
I think it's going to be incredibly disappointing in practice, but I'll give it a chance anyway.
People always see "virtual-reality" scrawled across every piece of marketing crap around these days and immediately imagine something like that old PS9 (PS2) advert.
Don't expect too much and it just may even live up to expectations.
@naryanrobinson Maybe? I was one of the 5 people in the world that loved my Nintendo Virtual Boy lol.. but then again i got it on sale for less then $20 at wal-mart.
I see a new era of gaming. Soon I will be playing Pokemon with this (I wish), and it will seem like I am in the very world. There are so many possibilities. Sure, this has been done in the past, but the technology then wasn't good enough. Now it can work, and the only problem is social awkwardness.
@PDXmauler97 It is a dev kit, not consumer version. They do not know the consumer price yet. It's a long way off.
@Rivboets7 Better than a ps3.
You disappoint me!
@MrNWatson Same for me with the Xbox 360.
@Dasim64 I was just bored yesterday. And I kept seeing him pop up in all of these random articles and just started whining about the PS3. So, I just started commenting whenever I saw him put something really stupid.
Yeah, I would love to get an Xbox 360 just to play Gears of War and Halo. But I'm too broke to get another system.
@SangheliZealotX Fun ripoffs. You should play them.
@SangheliZealotX If it's such a disappointment, why are people still buying it?
@Rivboets7 I have, wait, are tomb raider and halo not part of the uncharted and killzone series? I couldn't tell because uncharted and killzone ripped them off so bad.
Not all of the games are boring. Try Uncharted or KillZone.
@Rivboets7 Ps3 had massive brand recognition, the ps2 sold 7 times more than than the original xbox so the ps3 should have sold 7 times more too or at least the same amount, but no it sold less because everyone realized it sucked and all of it's games are stagnate.
PS3 sold great so I don't know what your talking about. The Xbox also had a 1 year start so.
@Rivboets7 I insult it because it represents the useless ps3. It's very similar to it. It's a crappy knock off that sold poorly.
Is that your only argument for the PS3? I mean most of your comments are dissing PS3 All Stars.
@Rivboets7 Just like the ps3 disapointed millions of consumers, or like how ps all stars would've disappointed people if anyone bought it.
Looking at that picture of it....looks uncomfortable... Anyway, I'll be getting one for the awesomeness that will (hopefully) be Star Citizen.... In fact, I get the feeling that game will sell this thing more than it itself will.
This is a good thing. Don't be dumb like certain we-all-know-who-they-are companies that would rather rush out a mediocre product to milk everyone out, then take their time making improvements in either software patches or making announcements for "hardware part two" six months after the first's release.
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