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Oculus Rift headset Kickstarter passes $1 million

id, Valve, and Epic-backed VR headset makes waves on crowd funding site

The Kickstarter campaign for the Oculus Rift - "the first truly immersive virtual reality headset for video games" - has rocketed past the $1 million mark.


The total at the time of writing sits at $1,114,713, which completely smashes the $250,000 target set for the campaign when it launched on August 1, and there are still 28 days to go.


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Said to be "the first truly immersive virtual reality headset for video games", the Oculus Rift has a diagonal field of view of 110, a 3D panoramic view, which means the internal displays will appear to surround you.

Designer Palmer Luckey needed $250,000 to get Rift dev kits off the ground and in the hands of game developers.

A final retail product is a way off, but you can get your hands on a prototype version (estimated delivery in December 2012) with a copy of Doom 3 BFG Edition (the first Rift-supported game) by pledging $300 or more to the Kickstarter.

[ SOURCE: Kickstarter ]