A virtual reality headset that supports Linux?
The first Kickstarter for the Oculus Rift virtual reality gaming headset is under way, already raising more than $600,000 USD in pledges and 30 days to go.
The project is ready to bring to life, the concept of a virtual reality headset, preparing it for cross-platform systems – Windows, Apple, Linux, iOS and Android. With out-of-the-box engine integrations for Unreal Engine and Unity – and an instant full-on playable version of Doom BFG Edition.
Oculus is raising money on Kickstarter to build development kits of the Rift, hopefully getting them into the hands of developers faster.
Kickstarter has proven to be an amazing platform for accelerating big and small ideas alike. So Oculus hopes you share the same excitement about virtual reality, the Rift, and the future of gaming.
Designed for gamers, by gamers.
The Rift takes 3D gaming to the next level. There are a number of VR headsets out there, but none that deliver a truly immersive gaming experience. Most products either lack the technical features required for believable immersion or sit at a very high price-point ($20,000+) reserved for the military or scientific community.
Oculus set out to change all that with the Rift, which is designed to maximize immersion, comfort, and pure, uninhibited fun, at a price everyone can afford.
Bundling DOOM 3 BFG with the Rift
They will include a copy of DOOM 3 BFG Edition, the first Oculus-ready game, with every Rift dev kit on Kickstarter. John Carmack showed DOOM 3 BFG at E3, stunning the press and creating incredible anticipation for the release.
For the lack of a better phrase. This just looks way too cool to pass up!!