CES 2014: New Oculus Rift Crystal Cove Demo [Video]

Paul Lilly

Demoing the newest Oculus Rift prototype with positional tracking

Excitement continues to build over Oculus Rift , the virtual reality headset that raised a whopping $2.4 million on Kickstarter. Jimmy had an opportunity to try out the latest prototype, which trades the LED screen for OLED and has an external camera to support positional tracking. In other words, Oculus Rift now looks better and also knows when you're leaning in for a closer look at an object.

Jimmy compared the new prototype to the original and noticed right away that the screen door effect is greatly reduced. And while the Oculus Rift team hasn't disclosed what resolution the new prototype runs at, it's clear that it's been upgraded from 720p. Join Jimmy on his virtual tour here:

The inclusion of positional tracking is the obvious star of the updated Oculus Rift, but it's also worth noting that text is much easier to read on the sharper display. Jimmy says that text is clear and readable even when moving your head around. Watch Jimmy blast some bad guys in the following video:

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