This includes services such as Twitch, TiVo, Netflix, Lionsgate, Hulu and gaming titles such as Minecraft. “Now the momentum is with Oculus Rift”.
Oculus VR chief executive Brendan Iribe announced on Thursday at Facebook’s FB Oculus Connect 2 Developers Conference that the app was coming to Rift headset, the commercial launch of which is due in early 2016.
In an interview by Polygon, Oculus Vice President Nate Mitchell shared that although there have been talks about bringing the Virtual Reality headset to Microsoft’s current generation console Xbox One, they are not yet close to doing so.
The fact that Oculus said a few of these PCs will retail for under $1,000, at various price points, is another encouraging sign.
Meanwhile, the upcoming Oculus Rift VR headset is expected to go on sale in the first quarter of 2016, technical details of which sound rather intriguing.
Samsung says “Samsung Gear VR Innovator’s Edition comes with applications for viewing virtual reality content, and additional applications can be downloaded from the Oculus Store”. While the 360-degree video is one initiative to encourage content creation in the field, other initiatives will also be necessary to boost adoption. Users will be able to watch films and television shows in 3D.
“We are just scratching the surface of how Hollywood and VR will revolutionize entertainment by exploring innovative ways to develop immersive experiences as a new storytelling medium”.
You first need to buy or build a compatible configuration that works for high-end games, make sure you have the right cooling, possibly mess with overclocking (which then requires even more cooling), and finally tweak countless advanced settings for each game to find the right balance of graphics and performance.
Together with globally-known Korean mobile and technology giant Samsung, Oculus VR’s release date has been finalized and along with information regarding pricing and features has been revealed to the public. Correct: $300. That’s just maths, and you can’t argue with maths.
Being the subsidiary of the company that revolutionized the way human beings socialize truly favors Oculus’ odds to successfully integrate social media aspects to its apps.
During EGX 2015, SCE’s Simon Benson described the PlayStation 4 as the “most powerful console there is” and that the device is an “amazing platform” for virtual reality, PlayStation Lifestyle reported.
There are a ton of devs that work on gearing up games so they can be easily played in VR.