enter the rift

Published on 3 Feb 2015

The past year has seen a massive leap forward in Virtual Reality(VR) technology.  One company in particular is at the forefront of this exciting new frontier.

The Oculus Rift is a modern re-imagining of that 1990’s dream of virtual reality - done right.  After a record breaking Kickstarter campaign in 2012 founder Palmer Luckey was able to secure almost $2.5 million.  Fast forward to 2015 and three generations of prototype headsets have been produced, many games developers, filmmakers and artists are creating exciting ways to harness this new era of immersion.  In 2014 Facebook bought the company for $2 billion.

2015 seems like it’ll be a big year for VR with Sony and Samsung both with plans to release their own headsets.

In this post I’d like to highlight some of the most exciting developments in this space.