A very early prototype of the Oculus Rift

The Past Present and Future of the Oculus Rift

            The Oculus Rift has come a long way since its first prototype not only in size and aesthetic appeal but also in the actual mechanics and purpose of the machine. The first few prototypes (one of which you can seen to the right) was only meant to help the developers understand how to actually make this VR headset work. Later on they changed and upgraded their software so it could better accommodate games, look more stylish and changed its screen from 5.6 inch screen to a 7 inch screen making it thicker than its predecessors. The current Oculus Rift that is being shipped out to people all around the world and that you can currently buy has been redefined with even more efficient code (so there is no lag between the game and your headset) and a sleek and cool design. The future of the Oculus Rift seems to be very bright with Palmer Luckey saying that the Oculus Rift has more than just gaming potential. He wants to make it so that instead of going to an open house in person, you can just put the Oculus Rift on, download that houses floor plan, and look around without having to leave your home. You can also do this with vacations such as, going to the pyramids, or exploring an exotic country. The Oculus won’t just change gaming, it’ll change the world!