Tag Archives: Virtual Reality Headset

First Look At Retail Version of Oculus Rift for Gamers & Finally A Release Date Window

As Unreal Engine rolls a new update for SteamVR development support and the HTC Vive endorsed by Valve approaches release this Fall 2015 (if all goes according to plan), it is expected that the PlayStation Morpheus for PS4 VR Gaming will be given some sort of further information at E3 2015. But what about Oculus Rift?

Oculus Rift was the first and strongest proponent of research & development during the recent modern wave of VR Gaming and will not be sitting this one out on the stands. It is unconfirmed as of yet if the device will ever work on consoles, but for many Windows PC and Linux users the Oculus Rift will likely remain the device of choice simply because of the large community surrounding it both of gamers and dev studios. Although it is good that a nebulous VR Gaming market is forming with multiple options such as the Vive, Rift, and platforms like Steam VR it is also great to see the original inspiration for all of this getting more info.

It’s not much to go on just yet but here’s today’s newest tid-bits for Oculus Rift:

The Oculus Rift’s Retail Version will launch some time during Q1 2016. Exact Date Soon.

Price will be above $199, but final price is still not revealed.

Detailed Specs of Retail Version Coming Soon.

Microphone Included – “Hidden In The Best Place”.

Oculus Rift Dev Kit 2 Still Available (In Short Supply Currently).

Drop a comment and let us know which you’re most interested in: Vive, Morpheus, or Oculus Rift?

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Rumor: PS4 Will Soon Play PS1/PS2 Games At 1080P HD Resolution

A trusted industry source which has been responsible for some recent leaks that proved to stand true by the name of Ahsan Rasheed (feel free to Google his track record) has delivered some new info today about Sony’s plans for adding backwards-compatible support to the PlayStation 4 through PS Now as well as local support for 1080P High Definition rendering “for select titles”.

The Virtual Reality headset that PS4 that we spoke about live on the air with our source from the development community broadcasting with us on the RGN Podcast back in December 2013 (which was later officially announced by Sony at GDC 2014 (HD Presentation recently released by Sony here for those who didn’t attend). This device is called Project Morpheus at this moment in time (though that could change later) and Ahsan Rasheed also states that developers believe this is the device that will finally bring Virtual Reality Gaming to the forefront of the video games industry, with time of course.

Developers are very much interested in this device and companies are likely getting involved in deals now to showcase the hardware in-store for consumers in the near future. The device will definitely be getting a lot more hands-on demo access at future Press Events such as E3 as well.

This all of course is a no-brainer after Facebook bought Oculus Rift causing Developer Distrust in the device from Minecraft Creator Notch.

Perhaps most shocking is that PS1 games and PS2 games will work on PS4 with 1080P HD for select titles as mentioned above, but the overall viewpoint of the company can be seen now with PS Now being launched sooner rather than later (hopefully) and a huge focus on customer feedback being at the top of Sony’s strategy this generation. They appear to want to give gamers exactly what they want, if at all possible, and hopefully will be able to announce some very rare and unexpected exclusive games for the PS4 console that gamers never thought would ever become possible or happen in their lifetime. Of course this refers to the PlayStation team’s list of essential fantasy games that fans have been compiling including projects like Shenmue III.

PlayStation Plus will also be receiving a new exclusive feature soon.

In addition to all of this leaked information, likely to be officially confirmed soon – Blu Ray and Media support will be increased for the PS4 soon beyond the already known about MP3 support which is incoming for in-game use. There will also be game content for popular mainstream titles that will only appear on the PS4 versions of games (exactly which titles and content has not yet been revealed by this source).

Stay tuned to RealGamerNewz as we attempt to keep up with this incredibly fast paced industry and all of its mysteries. As always, feel free to ask questions by contacting us or hitting the comments section below and we’ll do our best to factor in your input for further statements.

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GDC 2014: Project Morpheus Presentation (Sony PS4 Virtual Reality Headset) GDC 2014 [HD]

The GDC 2014 Presentation of Project Morpheus is presented below in high definition.

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