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E3 2013 - 16 million U.S. dollars for the Oculus Rift HD version

There are now prototypes of the first HD version of Oculus Rift - manufacturer of a comparison image shows the difference in graphics quality. He also received a budget of millions of venture capital for further expansion.

Oculus Rift HD version

On the E3 itself had Oculus VR, the company behind Oculus Rift, rented a tiny little room, which was right next to the much larger chance meeting rooms from Sony. In the room was still great to see: a prototype of the head-mounted displays in which the screen was not the first time the developer version installed. Instead of a total resolution of 720p (1,280 x 720 pixels) for both eyes has the screen of the prototype has a resolution of 1080p (1920 x 1080 pixels) - which gives a much better picture.

A screenshot on the official blog of Oculus VR added to the graphics demo Epic Citadel, based on the Unreal Engine 3, gives an idea of the difference in level of detail. Besides the higher number of pixels, the new display also offers brighter colors and higher contrast, so that end-users on the current state can actually look forward to a much better virtual reality. However, the manufacturers themselves to the fact that it is a prototype and that the retail version might differ. They should be expected to be available late 2014.

Oculus Rift HD version

To include the financing until then make sure the company and to recruit additional staff, Oculus VR has now also obtained from fresh venture capital funds of 16 million U.S. dollars. Specifically, it is the investment firms Spark Capital and Matrix Partners. Both are specializing in equity investments in high-tech area and have supported, among other Foursquare and Tumblr.

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