Oculus Rift: Step Into the Game (Kickstarter Campaign) Developer kit for the Oculus Rift – the first truly immersive virtual reality headset for video games.
I very rarely post to outside news articles, Blogs or anything other than IR really but I think this new Kickstarter Campaign created by Palmer Luckey, regarding the new VR Head mounted Display the “Oculus Rift” is really something worth shouting about.
I’ve been fascinated with VR since my childhood, constantly searching and hoping for something to arrive that was worth using. With the debacle that was the 90’s and 00’s with hardly any new kind of innovation apart from corporate milking of dodgy headsets and over priced displays, finally someone has arrived to champion the revolution and bring it to the masses, in the form of a hackable kit! Palmer doesn’t seem to be doing this alone either with the support of some amazing industry veterans, like John Carmack, Cliff Bleszinski, Michael Abrash and Gabe Newell!
Personally I’m not so interested in it for gaming but for using it as a developer and artist to build virtual worlds and virtual characters.
If this is something that interests you why not back the campaign, and spread the word.