I’ve taken the plunge and backed the Oculus Rift Kickstarter project. Like most William Gibson fans, I’ve tried numerous VR solutions in the past and have read the promises handed out over the last 20 years for a truly immersive environment. And in some very expensive cases, they got close.
The Rift, however, appears to be another shot at a consumer-grade VR Headset not unlike Sony’s ill-fated device. The difference this time? Crowd-funding. VR hasn’t taken off in the past due to lack of support by developers, in my opinion. So get some buy-in from day one from the dev crowd, and you’ve got a real chance. Hoping I can contribute when it finally comes out.