Did you think that an idea as sweet as Oculus Rift would not get furtherance? Well, of course you didn’t.
The head mounted display gadget that is being developed by Oculus VR Inc. was represented by company CEO Brendan Iribe at the Gaming Insiders Summit held in San Francisco couple of days ago. It was there that Iribe disclosed plans of a higher resolution version of Oculus Rift that will achieve a resolution level of 4K!
You can’t imagine what it’s going to look like when it’s 4K,” said Brendan Iribe. “It’s not now, but it’s coming.
This is interesting as the official release date of the HD consumer version that is already in manufacturing has not been shared so far, though it is expected sometime next year.
What’s more, the company is boasting of getting rid of the motion sickness effects that the previous iterations of the device had. Even Iribe wasn’t shy of accepting that flaw in the older prototypes, “I’ve gotten sick every time I’ve tried it.” On the other hand, he is confident that they have nearly eliminated it in the 4K Oculus Rift:
In the last few weeks, I stayed in it for 45 minute sessions and I did not get sick with the new prototype. We are at the edge of bringing you no motion sickness content.
So yes, we can now expect a truly high resolution bearing device with, hopefully, no motion sickness. Great news, but wait; there’s more. It was also shared that the final product might be compatible with major gaming consoles, PC as well as mobile devices – I so hope that’s true.
Are you looking forward to this thing?