We’ve had our eyes trained on Oculus Rift for some time now. The virtual reality headset has made a big splash in the gaming industry over the past few years, and its returned to CES this year with even more improvements.
Oculus has produced a new prototype for its CES showing dubbed ‘Crystal Cove’. It’s fitted a range of upgrades, including a sharp new OLED screen (previously LED) and kills the motion blur that’s affected older models. Also included are over 24 positional markers to track depth. CES attendees are getting the chance to experience the new prototype with multiplayer dogfighting shooter EVE: Valkyrie.
The OLED screen will deliver crisper images than the LED one used in older models. It also has lower latency, meaning controlling the world should be smoother.
Sadly we still don’t know much about a consumer model of the Oculus Rift. Despite these improvements and the encouraging reception surrounding them, the company is still hush-hush on a consumer model. With big names like Sony looking to rival the tech with its own devices, let’s hope we get concrete details in the near future.