Oculus Rift: All you need to know about the 3D headset for video games

Oculus Rift is a virtual reality 3D headset for video games. VR headsets propel you into the virtual world and make you feel like you’re more than just a game player. They allow you to step into the game by creating an atmosphere that makes you feel like you’re exploring a real world.

The Oculus Rift has gone through varying pre-production models over the years and has been improvement on through subsequent models. It boasts twice the field of vision of other devices.

Features of the Oculus Rift

Features of the Oculus Rift include:

  • 110 degrees diagonal and 90 degrees horizontal field of view.
  • 1280 x 800 resolution
  • 6 degrees freedom of head racking ultra-low latency
  • DVI/HDMI and USB inputs
  • PC and mobile platforms
  • Real time 3D audio effect

These specifications offer a thrilling gaming experience. If there is anything better than playing your favourite video game, then, it has to be being inside the game. Playing FIFA, PES, Car Race or any adventure game just got better with this ground-breaking 3D virtual reality headset for video gaming.

However, the Oculus Rift requires its PC runtime and drivers installed. This can be configured on Windows and MacOS operating system.

The system requirements include 16GB of RAM, an operating system specification to Windows 8 and 10, three USB 3.0 ports, and one USB 2.0 port. A high-resolution display and an AMD Radeon are for quality graphics.

Other software components of the device are the App store which can be accessed via the web. There is also the Oculus Home which is similar to a desktop page or phone home screen.

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Oculus Rift: 3D headset for video game
Oculus Rift: 3D headset for video games

Although it was specifically designed for gaming, it can also be applied to non-gaming areas like media, education, sports, and architecture, amongst others.

The price of this 3D headset is fixed at $399.

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