In Short

Oculus Rift is a head-mounted, virtual reality headset developed by Oculus VR. A successful Kickstarter campaign offered up a developer version that began shipping in March 2013. The Oculus Rift uses a 7-inch display with 1280x800 resolution and over a 90 degree field of view, intended to totally immerse the user and block out the actual field of view. Software must be designed especially for the Oculus Rift and it will not work with just standard console games. Several early titles had Oculus Rift support, namely Left 4 Dead, Skyrim, Portal 2, Half Life 2, and Bioshock.

Oculus Rift is set to launch with over 30 games at launch, so there will be no shortage of titles for early adopters. Those titles include:

  • AdrIft
  • Adventure Time:
  • Airmech: Command
  • Albino Lullabye
  • Audio Arena
  • BlazeRush
  • Chronos
  • Darknet
  • Dead Secret
  • Defense Grid 2 Enhanced VR Edition
  • Dreadhalls
  • Elite Dangerous: Deluxe Edition
  • Esper 2
  • EVE Gunjack
  • Eve Valkyrie Founder's Pack
  • Fly to KUMA
  • Herobound SC
  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
  • Lucky's Tale
  • Omega Agent
  • Pinball FX2 VR
  • Project CARS
  • Radial G
  • Rooms
  • Shufflepuck Cantina Deluxe VR
  • Smashing the Battle
  • Vanishing of Ethan Carter
  • Vektron Revenge
  • VR Tennis Online
  • Windlands

The Oculus Rift, as well as many "Oculus ready" PCs, began shipping in April. The Oculus Rift can be ordered for $599.