A Review of the Long-Awaited Oculus Rift

Published by , April 4, 2016 4:55 am

(Wired) A review of Oculus’ long-promised virtual reality headset finds a remarkably well-made and accessible device. The built-in 3D audio makes the VR experiences that much more riveting. Positional tracking adds a layer of reality smartphone-powered headsets can’t match. Once the user downloads the installer, setup is easy. Appropriately padded and well balanced, the review finds the Oculus Rift comfortable to wear for long sessions.
But even with many games available, the reviewer found a rift (no, seriously) between what the Rift can do and what you can do with the Rift. Oculus has never been quiet about the fact that it’s depending on software companies to create the compelling experiences that bring people back to VR again and again. But many of the best experiences aren’t in the the Oculus Store yet, or won’t be available until the company’s Oculus Touch handheld controllers arrive later this year.

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