The future of technology, especially in gaming and designing stuff on the computers might just take a quantum leap into the Virtual Reality realm.
We have already set foot on this unknown area of technology with our favorite VR headset, Oculus Rift, being launched soon.
Do not be too excited with what you read just now – Oculus is not coming to the general masses now. Now, in these coming days, the company would make this headset available to developers only.
For us, the lesser beings, the product does not appear in the charts earlier that 2016 first quarter. An SDK, 1.0 has already been prepared and is ready to be shipped. The rift is now in its final stages of development and in the beta testing phases.
Titles for the device are now being prepared.
It goes without saying that for Oculus rift games to work, you would first need to have the device tested for perfection, before having the games played by the users.
It is for this reason that the company has chosen to furnish the developers with these devices. The SDK 1.0 that has been released for the developers will let them test the device under various circumstances.
Remember that you must use ADK 1.0 only if you are planning to have your game shipped to users when the Rift is launched worldwide. If you are not in a rush, you can start using the SDK 0.8.
Meanwhile, the news from the inner portals of the company points at the final touches being added to the VR games that are going to be launched for the Oculus Rift, but not much has been spoken of the release date yet.
For developers who have not been lucky enough to be able to book one headset for themselves, the company has come up with a very good offer. These developers will be able to upload a preview of the application for consideration. The application to be put to use is the Oculus submission Tool.
The preview version will then be checked by the team at Oculus and comments will be provided so that the developer is able to proceed with the game and churn out the best results.
Others would have to depend upon the Development Kit 2 (DK2) and SDK 0.8 for the creating titles but they would not be able to have them ready during the Oculus rift launch.