We had no idea what the Oculus Rift was. When we were emailed with an invitation to see it behind closed doors, we agreed out of intrigue. What came from that was our Best Tech at PAX award. It’s a virtual reality headset. Now, I know that automatically makes a person skeptical, but I can assure you that this was the best VR headset I’ve seen. I can sit here and pretend to be dismissive of it when in reality I would be jumping up and down telling you about it. I mean, it’s virtual reality. It’s the endgame of gaming and it’s there in prototype form.
For being such an early build (the headset looks like a death trap), it shows off a lot of promise and potential. Obviously, we can’t show you guys footage, but we did compile this impressions video to better explain our excitement for it. Some notable things about it are that when you turn your head completely around you’ll actually see the game behind you, not just a mirror image of what’s in front. Another interesting thing they said the headset could do was adjust to a person’s eyesight without the need for glasses. Development kits are set to ship later this year for those that donated to the Kickstarter. I am way too excited for this.