The future of gaming is here and it is called the Oculus Rift, a virtual reality head-mounted display that has created a new level of immersive gaming.
The device features an IR LED constellation tracking system which allows for accurate, low latency 360-degree orientation and position tracking. As well as this, the Oculus Rift uses custom display and optics technology specifically designed to enhance visual clarity for players and improve the overall virtual reality experience.
Okay, So It Looks Good . . . But What About Audio?
The Oculus Rift also features an integrated virtual reality audio system and a high quality internal microphone which allows for easy communication between players. This audio system enables a player to truly immerse themselves in the games they are playing and really feel like they are in a virtual world. The headphones attached to the Rift are removable so as to allow for people to use their own if they would prefer it. The design of the Oculus Rift ensures that the device will stay balanced and stable on a person’s head whilst they are gaming.
As a result of the Oculus Rift and the advancements in virtual reality gaming, the creators of the Oculus Rift have designed a new set of controllers called the Oculus Touch which are a pair of tracked controllers that lets players naturally interact with objects, people and the world around them in a virtual world. This new type of controller stands out from other controllers in the gaming industry as they deliver a certain hand presence that is lacking with the standard designs other consoles present such as the Xbox and PS4. The Oculus Rift and Touch enables people to not only feel like they are in the world of the game but also feel like their hands are as well, as they are able to interact with their surroundings in a more natural, realistic way.
A Good Game Need Good Controls
The Oculus Touch design consists of two wireless controllers, each with an analog thumb stick, two buttons and an analog trigger. It is designed in such a way as to represent each of your hands separately allowing players to interact with their surroundings easily. Similar to the technology used in the Oculus Rift the controllers use the same IR LED constellation tracking system allowing for a smoother gameplay.
These devices are only the start of future developments in virtual gaming as new designs and technology are being created and improved to enable people the opportunity to truly immerse themselves in a virtual world.