The campaign on Kickstarter for the rather unusual Oculus Rift, which is being labelled as “the first truly immersive virtual reality headset for video games” has shot straight past the $1 million mark.
The total amount raised at the time of posting this article is $1, 129, 832 which has pretty much obliterated the original $250’000 target that was set when the campaign first launched on August 1, and there are still 28 more days to go.
Heralded as “the first truly immersive virtual reality headset for video games” the Oculus Rift headset has a diagonal field of view of 110, as well as a panoramic 3D view, which basically means that the displays will seem to surround the player wearing the device.
A final retail version of this product is still a long, long way away but if you want to get your hands on a prototype (which is estimated to be ready by December 2012), then all you need to do is pledge more than $300 to the kickstarter and you will get the headset with a copy of Doom 3 BFG Edition, which will be the first game to support the Rift.
For more information, check out the Kickstarter page here – link.