The Oculus Rift will be able to support the new NVIDIA GeForce drivers to increase the headset’s performance, according to tech website Legit Reviews.
The Oculus Rift released today after four years of development, sparking a new age in gaming as virtual reality is now a widely-sold commodity. With a wide variety of games to choose from and being a pioneer in the virtual reality genre of gaming, the Oculus Rift is poised for runaway success while other VR systems like the Playstation VR, the HTC Vive, and others are still getting ready to release.
However, the system still has a number of flaws, mainly with the effect on the human body in the form of nausea and headaches, as seen in various articles we’ve posted in the past month.
The new NVIDIA GeForce drivers, however, seem to be able to assist with these sorts of feelings.
The drivers (actually called the NVIDIA GeForce 364.72 WHQL video card drivers) are said to be able to minimize latency, improve performance, and add more support for VRWorks. These new drivers will also be able to support the HTC Vive when it releases next week.
The cards will also support upcoming games like Dark Souls 3, Killer Instinct, Quantum Break, and Paragon’s Early Access. The card will also be able to support EVE: Valkyrie (the upcoming companion game to EVE Online), Chronos (a dungeon-crawling RPG) and Elite: Dangerous, a space exploration simulator.
The new NVIDIA GeForce drivers are a requirement with the Oculus Rift: the Rift’s headset calls for a high-end graphics card to minimize the aforementioned nausea and headaches as much as possible, which requires the Rift headset to have to be running at 90 frames per second in order to minimize the bad effects as much as possible.
The Oculus Rift is now available for $599, if you’re rich enough to be able to afford it.