Amwal Al Ghad English - 2016-03-29 10:35:35
The Oculus Rift has finally launched after years of hype, and with it many reviews from people who had the opportunity to play with it early. Unfortunately, some of the reviews were pretty harsh.
Despite the hype, analysts have been growing skeptical that this will be the breakout year for virtual reality that everyone had anticipated with the release of Oculus Rift, a virtually reality device owned by Facebook Inc
“Oculus Rift is the 2016 product you hope your neighbor buys,” The Wall Street Journal’s Geoffrey Fowler said in his review. “You’ll definitely want to try it, but there is little reason to own one unless you’re a serious gamer.”
The skepticism has been routed in the fact that headsets are still very clunky and overpriced. The Rift must be used with a pricey gaming console -- the best of which recommended by the company is called Asus and retails for about $1,500, Fowler says. The technology has yet to prove itself beyond a niche gaming market, despite sweeping claims from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who bought Oculus for $2 billion in 2014, that it will one day change the way people communicate. More»