Oculus shows off their new headgear at GDC
Subject: General Tech | March 20, 2019 - 01:20 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: Oculus Rift S, Oculus, vr headset, gdc 2019
The brand new Oculus Rift S is being shown off at GDC and Ars Technica had a chance to play with it. The new implementation is rather impressive, a single wire connects you to your PC and there are now no external cameras, instead they have been relocated to the headset itself. From the description in the review it seems they have done so very successfully, with location tracking improving as opposed to degrading due to that change. Your eyeballs also get an upgraded experience, with each eye having a 1280x1440 display, though as of yet Oculus have not changed to AMOLED screens.
"This is out-of-the-box room scale," Oculus co-founder Nate Mitchell said as he gestured to the Oculus Rift S, the new PC-focused VR headset launching "this spring" for $399. This headset will effectively replace the standard Oculus Rift headset, which has had production all but halted to make way for the new model."
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