At the ongoing Game Developers Conference (GDC 2019), one of the products reported is from VR glass manufacturer Oculus. The company has released a new-generation Rift headphone named 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 claimed 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 ships with improved weight distribution. The headphone also arrives with a single cable what 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 those 2 sections, the refresh rate drops from 90Hz to 80Hz, what won’t make a significant difference to the over-all playing experience. The Rift S comes 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 gadget In addition ships with Passthrough+, what is a new function on the Oculus Rift S that acts as a passthrough to view the outdoor world. The function helps keep the user in the game and maximizes the in the world space. The Oculus Touch controllers have also been updated.
As for the pricing and availability, the Oculus Rift S will be out there officially this spring and costs $399.