4K Oculus Rift That Won't Make You Sick in Development

By Gerald Lynch on at

Forget the Xbox One or PS4 -- the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset is the most next-gen thing going in gaming at the moment. And it's set to get even better, with the announcement that a super-high-resolution 4K version is in the works.

“You can’t imagine what it’s going to look like when it’s 4K,” said Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe. “It’s not now, but it’s coming.”

As well as the 4K model, Iribe promised that work on the initial consumer version of Oculus Rift was going swimmingly, and that the latest prototype has pretty much eliminated the feeling of motion sickness that many gamers experience when wearing the headset.

"I've gotten sick every time I've tried it," admitted Iribe.

"Every time until recently. In the last few weeks, I stayed in it for 45 minute sessions and I did not get sick with the new prototype. We are at the edge of bringing you no motion sickness content."

And, in perhaps the Oculus Rift news that gamers are most desperate to hear be made official, Iribe teased that models of the headsets could eventually be made compatible with the forthcoming next-gen PS4 and Xbox One consoles. Speaking of the Oculus Rift's IMAX-like field of view, Iribe curiously said (in relation to the Rift) that “You can play Playstation 4 or Xbox One on this IMAX screen at home.” It's not confirmation of course, but it seems some next-gen work is definitely stirring. Here's hoping the console gatekeepers don't put the mockers on it, and that Oculus Rift can remain device-agnostic. [AllThingsD]