Oculus Rift, the virtual reality headset
Kickstarter may be all business when it comes to funding, but the projects themselves can be real fun and games.
That’s certainly the case with this third top funded venture, Oculus Rift
, a virtual reality (VR) headset designed specifically for video games.
The futuristic looking headpiece is said to have an incredibly wide field of view, high resolution display, and ultra-low latency head tracking, allowing gamers a realistically immersive experience.
Occulus created the Kickstarter campaign in August to build development kits of the Rift, in order to get them into the hands of developers faster. The original goal was for funding of $250,000, but Occulus ended up with $2,437,429 from 9,522 backers.
“Kickstarter has proven to be an amazing platform for accelerating big and small ideas alike,” wrote Occulus on the site, adding the firm hoped people would share its excitement about “virtual reality, the Rift, and the future of gaming.” Evidently people did.
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