Consumer Oculus Rift Will Have Higher Resolution, Framerate Says Founder

Oculus VR has confirmed that its consumer version of the upcoming Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset, will boast an even higher resolution than what is currently found in the upcoming second development kit (DK2). Company founder Palmer Luckey confirmed as much, also emphasising that the consumer version of the device will be ‘a lot smaller, lot lighter, lot sleeker’ than the current design.


Luckey confirmed the news on Spike’s E3 2014 All Access show, as the developers behind SUPERHOT showcased the device with their videogame. The designer spoke about the upcoming kit targeted for consumers, which is yet to be given a release date, stating that the device would see a design overhaul from the DK2. As for resolution, the DK2 boasts a 1080p OLED display. Luckey didn’t confirm just how far the company would go to improve upon this current standard.

The desginer also stated that the consumer Oculus Rift’s display would have to be set at a minimum of 90 hertz framerate to allow for a smooth an experience as possible. Currently the DK2 has a 76 hertz display, which allows for low-persistence technology, removing issues such as motion blur. That kit is hoping to ship in July 2014 for those that pre-ordered it after its announcement in March. VRFocus will continue to follow the progress of the Oculus Rift, bringing you all the latest updates.