Overview:The company’s first product, the Oculus Rift Development Kit was released in 2013. The second installment of the Rift, the Development Kit 2, was released in 2014 and is available for purchase on Oculus.com. The company was founded by Palmer Luckey and veterans of RedOctane, developers of the acclaimed Guitar Hero series, Scaleform, the #1 user interface software in the gaming, and Gaikai, the cloud gaming company.
The Rift allows players to step into game. It produces a stereoscopic 3D experience with a huge field of view—110 degrees diagonally — so you don’t see the screen. It also overcomes the resolution and latency problems that have plagued previous VR headsets, where movement in the game lags behind movement of the head.
For more information on the Oculus Rift, visit: http://oculus.com.