The new Oculus Rift S finally kills external beacons, for only $399

23 March, 2019, 15:27 | Author: Rickey Flowers
  • The new Oculus Rift S is an iterative improvement over the original

The Oculus Rift S is the newest iteration, offering increased resolution and tracking without external sensors, which should make it the ideal workout headset.

By using inside-out tracking method which the company referred to as the Oculus Insight, there is no need for external sensors as opposed to the original Rift headset. The Rift S uses the same integrated audio system as the Oculus Quest and Oculus Go, with a headphone jack that lets you use your own headphones if you prefer. The Oculus Rift S features a brand new "halo" head strap which is created to fit the head more comfortably and allow longer stretches of gaming. The company states that the headset's resolution is 1600 x 1440 per eye on an OLED display with a refresh rate of 72 Hz. The headset comes with improved optics and display technology that provide end-users with a sharper picture with higher pixel density for an even more immersive gaming experience.

The new $399 Oculus Rift S headset connects to a PC to create a powerful VR experience.

Oculus made it clear that the Rift S is not a "Rift 2" and instead a much better version of the original since it'll play all of the same games and live on the same ecosystem.

Here are the Rift S' minimum and recommended specs per the Oculus website. On March 28th, 2016 first Oculus Rift VR-headset became available for consumers. The adjustable lenses have also been dropped in favour of software correction for interpupillary distance (IPD).

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Once again, built specifically for Oculus Touch whether that's with Oculus Quest or Oculus Rift S, Dead and Buried II supports cross-platform gameplay between both devices.

It uses the same built-in tracking system as the recently announced Oculus Quest headset. Hopefully, we'll know more after we get a chance to check it out in person.

On the bright side, the Rift S is only $400 (£306), with United Kingdom pricing TBA.

And all in all, it looks like a neat upgrade to the old Rift.

The Oculus Rift S isn't a dramatic jump over the existing Rift insofar as power, and isn't what you'd expect from a true next-gen successor.

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