New step in Gaming?

Jayden Lewis, Journalist

Gaming has taken many steps into the future within the last 10 years, including the motion of the Wii and Kinetic sensors with the Xbox 360.  Now, we are advancing to a future of gaming with virtual reality goggles!

Recently, the Virtual Reality technology company, Oculus VR, has began constructing it’s first Virtual Reality Gaming goggles called the Oculus Rift. Oculus VR was bought by Facebook to fund the project and production.

The Oculus Rift was originally designed by Palmer Luckey, when his idea was founded by John Carmack, the programmer of the hit game Doom. They announced the idea in the 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo.

During the convention, Carmack introduced a duct taped head-mounted display based on Palmer’s Oculus Rift prototype, which ran Carmack’s own software. The unit featured a high speed IMU and a 5.6-inch (14 cm) LCD display, visible via dual lenses that were positioned over the eyes to provide a 90 degrees horizontal and 110 degrees vertical stereoscopic 3D perspective.

Not much is given about the set, for it is still in process. They have said that it will be out on the market for gamer consumers by late 2014 or early 2015.