آنکھ درار: فیس بک کے مجازی حقیقت ہیڈسیٹ یہاں ہے

Oculus Rift: Facebook’s virtual reality headset is here

ہیڈسیٹ پہلے احکامات ٹویٹر صارفین کے طور پر کھلی کی قیمتوں پر مایوسی کا اظہار


Guardian.co.uk از: وی بلیٹنکے عنوان سے اس مضمون “آنکھ درار: فیس بک کے مجازی حقیقت ہیڈسیٹ یہاں ہے - ایک قیمت پر” نکولا ڈیوس کی طرف سے لکھا گیا ہے, اتوار جنوری 10th آبزرور 2016 00.04 UTC

یونیورسل میوزک گروپ - لیبل ٹیلر سوئفٹ حامل ہے کہ, جسٹن Bieber اور اس کے روسٹر پر میڈونا - یہ iHeartMedia ساتھ teaming رہی ہے ٹمٹم تجربہ "virtualise" پر نازل کیا ہے, اب پری آرڈر کے لئے دستیاب ہارڈ ویئر کے ساتھ. صنعت کے ماہرین متفق ہیں: 2016 کہ "مجازی حقیقت" عمر کے آتا ہے سال کے ہو سکتے.

تصور میں خرید, تاہم, مہنگا ہے. برطانیہ خریداروں کے لئے £ 499, the آنکھ درار باکس ہیڈسیٹ بھی شامل, سینسر, کھیل اور کنٹرولر, اگلے ماہ جبکہ, لیے $1,499 (£ 1،030), a package will be available for pre-order that includes a computer – should your ancient laptop not be quite up to speed.

The price tags have caused consternation, with many taking to Twitter to express their dismay. But according to William McMaster, head of VR at the London-based company Visualise, the Oculus release is a pivotal moment. “It is a template for what VR headsets are going to be like in the future for everybody,” he says comparing it to the release of the first Macintosh computer. And VR-based media is already hitting the mainstream: beyond fuelling a new wave of games, artists such as Björk have been quick to embrace the technology for music videos – indeed, in September Taylor Swift and her team scooped an Emmy award for their offering AMEX Unstaged: The Taylor Swift Experience.

Virtual reality gigs are the next frontier. “It would be an awesome experience to be able to see a band you really love in China but you are in London, [یا] vice versa,” says John Oswald, a director at design and innovation firm Fjord. McMaster, believes that it’s primarily likely to be early adopters who are willing to splash out. “Is the average person going to go out and spend £500 on a VR headset and £1000 on a gaming PC? شاید نہیں,"وہ کہتے ہیں. Piers Harding-Rolls, director of games at industry analyst IHS Technology, اتفاق کرتے ہیں. “The launch of these headsets this year is really not about the mass market,"وہ کہتے ہیں, adding that he expects gamers and committed gadget-fiends to be the first to shell out. “I think we have to just be realistic about how quickly it is going to be adopted,"وہ کہتے ہیں. “For the high-end devices we expect, globally, less than three million to be sold this year across all the devices.”

The Oculus Rift is not the only VR experience consumers can expect to get to grips with this year: HTC is set to launch the commercial version of its headset, Vive, in April while Sony’s PlayStation VR is also scheduled for release in 2016. For those with a lower budget both Google cardboard and Gear VR, a joint venture between Samsung Electronics and Oculus, پہلے سے ہی دستیاب ہیں, using your phone to created a virtual world. لیکن, کہتے ہیں کہ, McMaster, the Oculus Rift is “the top of the line, sort of Ferrari” when it comes to VR headsets. “What the Oculus Rift can do as a piece of technology is something that a cheap VR headset will be able to do in a couple of years,"وہ کہتے ہیں.

Oswald believes entertainment is just the beginning of VR’s possibilities. “Is it a music communication thing? I think it is actually way deeper than that,"وہ کہتے ہیں, adding that it could be a boon when it comes to understanding and treating disease. دیگر, بھی, believe VR is set to grow. “I think that narrative film-making, اور 360[-degree] ویڈیو, is going to be a really big one,” says McMaster, who also sees advertising as a key area for the technology. “Communication is the other huge one for VR,"وہ کہتے ہیں. “That’s why Facebook bought Oculus back in 2014 – because as a communication platform it is potentially incredible.”

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