At the ongoing Game Developers Conference (GDC 2019), one of the products reported is from VR glass manufacturer Oculus. The company has launched a new-generation Rift headset called the Oculus Rift S. The fresh headset presents with several new features and enhancements that gives users a more comfortable and safer VR gaming experience.
As stated by to Oculus, it collaborated with Lenovo to refine the Rift S’ hardware using with feedback from the Lenovo Legion gaming community. Hence, the Rift S is co-designed by Lenovo and it comes with much better weight distribution. The headphones moreover ships with a single cable which makes it easier to manage and avoid cable clutter.
The new Oculus Rift S comes with OLED displays with higher resolution 2560×1440 pixels screens. Although the displays have been updated in these 2 areas, the refresh rate drops from 90Hz to 80Hz, which won’t make a significant change to the over-all playing performance. The Rift S arrives with Oculus Insight just which includes the Oculus Quest which was unveiled a couple of months back. Oculus Insight has the capability to actively track the space about the user so he or she does not bump into anything. The smartphone Furthermore arrives with Passthrough+, what is a new function on the Oculus Rift S that acts as a passthrough to see the outdoor world. The function helps keep the user in the game and maximizes the available space. The Oculus Touch controllers have Additionally been updated.
As for the pricing and availability, the Oculus Rift S will be in the world officially this spring and costs $399.