Oculus VR confirms latest version of Oculus Rift will be demoed at CES 2014
Attendees will be able to try the new and improved version of the virtual reality goggles.
Oculus VR Software Architect and former Valve employee Tom Forsyth confirmed via Twitter that the latest version of the company's virtual reality goggles, the Oculus Rift, will be at the Consumer Electronic Show 2014.
"We're showing the latest Rift kit at CES," he said. "I'm looking forward to the feedback."
According to CNN, the Oculus Rift will be on the show floor, so attendees supposedly should be able to see the improvements made in latest version for themselves.
Forsyth didn't say exactly how this latest version improves upon the 1080p-capable Oculus Rift we saw at E3 2013. However, the biggest problem that Oculus VR needs to prove that it can solve is the Rift's latency issue, which causes motion sickness.
We recently reported that Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey believes the company has solved that problem. "The stuff that we're doing in the lab right now, we think that we've got latency basically solved," Luckey said. "We think that, for the consumer launch, we're going to be able to get latency to the point where it's not even an issue--it's a completely nonexistent issue, completely beyond the level of human perception."
This latest model might also show off the full positional motion tracking that Oculus VR said it is working on.
Those who have seen the latest developments at Oculus VR were certainly impressed. Former Epic Games design director and investor in Oculus VR visited the company's headquarters in December and was amazed by what he saw. More importantly, after visiting the headquarters as well, venture capitalist Marc Andreessen invested in Oculus VR and joined its board, leading a Series B funding round which closed at $75 million.
CES 2014 starts this Tuesday, Jan. 7 in Las Vegas.