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Oculus Rift 3D VR Headset will be Manufactured

The Oculus Rift VR Headset is the cutting edge of virtual reality for video games. It will be developed with funding from Kicktarter.

The virtual reality headset is designed specifically for video games, featuring stereoscopic 3D and a wide 110 degree field of view. Existing headset displays typically offer a 40 degree field of view, replicating a screen in front of the user. A 110 degree view gives the appearance of surrounding the user's natural field of view through two 640x800 screens. The Oculus Rift features low latency head tracking so that what appears on the display accurately mimics the motions of the head.

Doom 3 BFG Edition was the first title to commit to supporting the device with their game, and it was revealed only a few days ago that Meteor Entertainment and their upcoming free-to-play shooter, HAWKEN, also agreed to support the Oculus Rift.

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Oculus VR Video Presentation

About Oculus

Oculus is a technology company revolutionizing the way people experience video games. The company’s first product, the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, is currently in development and is set to launch in 2013. The company was founded by Palmer Luckey and veterans of RedOctane, developers of the acclaimed Guitar Hero series, Scaleform, the #1 user interface software in the gaming, and Gaikai, the cloud gaming company.

The Oculus package enables developers not only to experience VR gaming for the first time, but to easily integrate the Rift with their own games or stereoscopic 3D applications. Read the Oculus Press Release here.

Kickstarter Funding

Oculus, led by a number of successful video game veterans and virtual reality visionaries, has set the funding goal at $250,000 USD and reached its $250,000 (£160,000) goal in a matter of hours. More, they reached an astounding 2,437,430 $ on September 1, 2012 at the end of the open period. 9,522 backers are sharing the right to finance the first Oculus VR headsets. 

More info

To learn more about Kickstarter, check the OCULUSVR web site or the funding platform website. An interview of Brandan Iribe is available on the Examiner. Read also the first Oculus Rift announcement on August 4, 2012 in Stereoscopynews.