omplete QPORIT: June 2015

Thursday, June 11, 2015

 

OCULUS RIFT AT E3


In a Press Conference before the E3 Convention, Oculus discussed the current state of the OCULUS RIFT.

The Oculus Rift appears to be the most advanced VR system, informed by the utmost attention to detail, and built on the most meticulous research into what makes a fine VR platform.

We have noted some of the most important items discussed at the Press Conference below.

But first, we do need to discuss some of the shortcomings, and some of the omissions at the Press Conference.

As a performance, the Press Conference did not have the energy or the quality of keynotes at leading developer conferences (like Microsoft BUILD, Apple WWDC or Google I/O) and, frankly, they need a writer/director/producer skilled in live events to create an event worthy of their product. (To be fair, of course, talking to a Press Conference filled with skeptical reporters is not like addressing a Keynote audience filled with partisan developers and seeded with cheering employees.)

The Press Conference did not discuss the details of the all-important specs for the final product, such as resolution (expressed as total pixels or pixels per degree), nor its FOV (Field of View), nor did they discuss the requirements for the host computer and the interface between the computer and the headset.

They also did not discuss GEAR VR, the mobile VR platform developed in conjunction with Samsung. They also made almost no mention of any possible applications for the Oculus Rift other than games.

For me, the biggest void in the Oculus Universe is the absence of any developer relations office in New York. They have a job opening for “Publishing and Developer Relations” in London, but not in NY!


Here's what was revealed:


HEADSET



OCULUS




OCULUS TOUCH




GAMES




ALSO



Links

OCULUS RIFT
https://www.oculus.com/en-us/

E3 ELECTRONIC ENTERTAINMENT EXPO JUN 16-18, 2015
https://www.e3expo.com/home

OCULUS CONNECT 2 SEP 23-25
https://www1.oculus.com/connect/



The Oculus Rift continues to be the leading system for Virtual Reality.
 They are proceeding with the utmost care and attention to detail and research into creating a superior VR experience.

Oculus will present again at CONNECT 2, The OCULUS DEVELOPERS CONFERENCE, in September.

The Oculus Rift will be publicly available in Q1 2016.




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