Virtual reality gaming and media content is all the rage right now and all major tech companies are capitalizing on this by creating VR headsets and VR content. The market is filled with VR headsets from the likes of HTC, Google and even Sony but the name that stands out the most is Oculus Rift. Looking back its kind of funny knowing that Oculus Rift started off initially as a kickstarter project and then it was acquired by Facebook and managed to become the biggest name in the virtual reality world.
As previously stated, the VR market is filled with fierce competition and in order to surpass its competition and increase sales percentages at the same time, Oculus Rift is always looking to improve its VR technology by adding new features. Recent reports have been pointing out that the developers behind Oculus Rift are working on creating eye tracking technology which will then be included in the Oculus VR headset. This comes as great news for VR fans because using eye tracking technology will completely change the way VR content is watched. Games are going to become way more immersive than they already are with the addition of this new technology.
Oculus acquired Eye Tribe which is a company that specializes in developing eye tracking technology and now we can be sure that with the help of Eye Tribe Oculus will add the new technology to its VR headset in the upcoming months. The eye tracker will ship in the form of a small box that can be plugged in a PC and will then start following the direction in which the user is looking at. What’s better is that while this might be ground breaking technology advancement in the VR world, it will also come at a rather cheap price of $99.