Oculus Rift 3D Headset Dev Kit Pre-Orders Now Available

By William Usher 2012-09-26 13:05:43 discussion comments
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If you're a developer and you have a snazzy new game in the works, perhaps first-person and kind of immersive, you'll probably want to check into the new Oculus Rift dev kit, which has recently become available for pre-order from the official website.

The Oculus Rift was a successfully crowd-sourced project on Kickstarter, it managed to hit its goal rather quickly and has already garnered quite a bit of support from upcoming first-person adventure and shooter games, including Doom 3: BFG Edition and the highly intriguing atmospheric horror game, Montas.

According to the press release...
In the past, the kits were only available to those who pledged $300 or more to the Oculus-Kickstarter campaign. That campaign ended on Aug 31, 2012. The Oculus team is now making the kits available for per-order via their website for a cost of $300 to any developer who may have missed that Aug 31, 2012 deadline, and/or who now wants to incorporate virtual reality and the Oculus Rift into their upcoming game.

This is a huge step in the right direction for the next generation of video game imnmersion and interactivity. All those spooky first-person adventure titles will now feel like you're actually there, in the shoes of the protagonist, exploring some haunted mansion or an abandoned town. It's also sure to cause a lot of meals to end up on keyboards with support for the upcoming, fast-paced mech-shooter, Hawken.

You can purchase the dev kit for the Rift right now for only $300. That's not too bad considering that some kits and engine licenses can cost an upward of $5,000. So if you have the money to spare and you really want your game to go the extra mile to immerse and captivate your audience, you can pre-order the Oculus Rift by paying a visit to the Official Website.
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