Icculus on Oculus Rift

May 18th, 2013 by Crusader

Linux luminary Ryan “icculus” Gordon has made a public Google Plus post describing his initial experiences with the Oculus Rift VR headset, for which Linux support is forthcoming:

The Oculus Rift is not better than that headset. But truthfully, it’s not really measurably worse, and only costs a few hundred dollars. In that sense, it’s a total game changer, because whether Oculus or a competitor drives VR forward, they’re doing it at consumer prices now.

In that way, it feels a lot like how it felt to put a Voodoo card in your machine in the late 90’s. You immediately understood it was only a simple start to GPU tech–something good enough and cheap enough–but that a lot was going to happen really fast now.

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