It's a "completely different experience" from their previous versions, and the build shown at CES was running 60-70ms. It's now like "looking through a pair of glasses".
Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe is confident that Oculus will be the next big industry game changer having a wide impact as we race through 2014 and beyond.
"When you put it on — the latest internal prototype, which is what Marc Andreessen and his team saw – it’s a completely different experience from the previous versions. The latest one finally ties it all together. There’s this switch in your head. Your brain, instead of feeling like you’re looking through a VR headset, suddenly feels like you’re just looking through a pair of glasses into another reality. It’s much more comfortable," Brendan Iribe told .
"We got our developer kits — the prototype that you saw way back when, at the last CES — running at about 60 to 70 milliseconds. Our most recent internal prototype is now between 10 and 20 milliseconds."
"Less than 20 flips the switch and you cross that threshold where the brain feels comfortable with it. You’re not reminded you’re looking at a computer device," he enthused.
"Virtual reality — and Oculus, now, because there’s nothing else like it — is what the next generation is going to be all about. When we look back on 2013, 2014, the next two to three years, I’m confident that people will remember that the big change was Oculus. There may be a few more that launch and compete, which should be exciting. Hopefully they do as well or better as we do."
Iribe sees a time where we'll be "free of the 2D monitor. It’s been a window into virtual reality that we’ve all looked into for 30 or 40 years. We’ll have goggles at the beginning. Down the road, a decade or so from now, you’ll get a nice pair of sunglasses and look out into virtual reality. There’s a lot of opportunity beyond gaming as far as where this will go."
Oculus VR has recentlyin additional investment to see it finished and shipped to consumers.