Beijing team creates open source Rift

A Beijing-based company, ANTVR Technology Co., Ltd., has created an open source version of the Oculus Rift and has reached $145,000 of its $200,000 Kickstarter goal after just four days.

(Image courtesy ANTVR.)
(Image courtesy ANTVR.)

 

This particular device falls into the same category as the Oculus Rift and Sony’s Project Morpheus, offering fully immersive virtual reality, a wide field of view, and head tracking.

Supporters can pre-order the ANTVR headsets for $270, a little less than the current cost of Oculus Rift development kits. Project Morpheus headsets are not currently available for order.

The new device is compatible with the Oculus Rift, and also comes with its own controller.

 

Maria Korolov

Maria Korolov is a science fiction writer who covers cybersecurity, AI and extended reality as a tech journalist at her day job.
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