Watch your back, Oculus. Valve and HTC are about to take the plunge into the virtual reality market with a futuristic headset called Vive.
One of the most highly anticipated consumer electronic devices set for release in 2014 is the Oculus Rift, the virtual reality headset with head-tracking and motion capabilities. It's finally doing 3D virtual reality right and games have finally come up to par to make it worthwhile. However, it may or may not be worthwhile given that it's estimated to cost $500.
Meteor Entertainment has announced today that Hawken, the free-to-play MMO coming out for PC at the end of this year, will support Oculus' new 3D headset called Rift. The headset made quite a wave on Kickstarter a short while ago but the Kickstarter project had nothing to do with turning it into a consumer product, instead it was about making a devkit available so companies like Meteor Entertainment could announce that games like Hawken could support it.
Oh crap, usually when we write about Kickstarter products we have to persuade gamers to want to throw money at the project, but in the case of the Oculus Rift 3D Headset the darn thing already met its goal and then some, shortly after it launched today on Kickstarter.