By Seth Colander, Neil Schneider
Presence: that’s the word of the day and the ultimate goal of virtual reality. Presence refers to that point where your body and mind accepts the virtual world as being as real as the physical world. You may consciously know you are in a digital fantasy, but your subconscious and your body’s reaction tell a very different story. In fact, the story is so far apart, it’s a battle of wills between what your conscience is telling you and how your body really wants to react.
Oculus VR’s Crescent Bay demo was my first real experience of presence.
First, let’s get the specs out of the way. The actual resolution count was kept a secret, but it’s definitely sharper than the Oculus Rift DK2. I didn’t see an obvious screen door effect where you see black gaps between the pixels, and this is thanks to better optics and higher resolution. Good stuff!
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