Oculus Rift S vs. Oculus Quest – Specs & Features

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Oculus has announced Rift S, the headset’s fabled hardware refresh that brings with it a modest spec bump and a few other changes to the original Rift that the company hopes will appeal to new entrants in PC VR gaming. Touch controllers, Image courtesy Oculus.

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Oculus ‘Rift S’ Will Be Present At GDC 2019

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Reports indicate Oculus’ next headset will make its debut later this month. In October of last year, a report by Techcrunch claimed that Facebook’s Oculus would be abandoning its plans of a proper Oculus Rift 2 in favor of minor hardware updates to the existing Rift headset.

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Oculus Brings Screen Casting to Oculus Go

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Outside of the initial setup process, you don’t really need a smartphone to run Oculus Go—after all, it’s a standalone headset for a reason. Image courtesy Oculus. The post Oculus Brings Screen Casting to Oculus Go appeared first on Road to VR.

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Oculus CTO: Quest Will Feature Same Sideloading Process as Oculus Go

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Developers creating VR apps for Oculus Quest will probably have a harder time getting through the review process than they did previously with Rift or Go. Oculus Quest is slated to release in Spring 2019 starting at $400.

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Oculus Quest Touch Controllers Hit FCC Preceding Spring 2019 Launch

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Oculus Quest may not have a specific release date yet, although now that both the headset and its Touch controllers have undergone FCC testing, there’s little left standing in the way of the headset’s launch this Spring. Image courtesy Oculus.

Facebook is Developing Enterprise Versions of Oculus Quest & Go

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Facebook has been pretty hands-off when it comes to providing VR solutions for enterprise, although that may be changing with the entrance of bonafide enterprise versions for both Oculus Quest and Oculus Go. We still don’t know exactly when the $400 Oculus Quest is set to launch.

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Oculus Rift S Revealed with Inside-out Tracking, Resolution Bump, & New Ergonomics

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Oculus today announced the new Rift S headset which ditches external tracking sensors in favor of a five-camera inside-out tracking system. Oculus Rift S Specs at a Glance. Image courtesy Oculus. Inside-out Tracking with ‘Passthrough+’ Image courtesy Oculus.

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Oculus CTO Explores Next-gen Oculus Go Feature Wishlist

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Legendary programmer and Oculus CTO John Carmack took the stage today at Oculus Connect to have another one of his famous off-script, stream-of-thought talks. SEE ALSO Oculus Quest Hands-on and Tech Details.

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GDC 2019: Oculus Rift S Officially Confirmed, Arrives Spring 2019

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Oculus’ latest PC VR headset features a higher resolution and five camera inside-out tracking. After months of speculation, Oculus has officially unveiled the latest addition to their hardware lineup, Oculus Rift S. Image Credit: Oculus.

Report: New Oculus ‘Rift S’ Headset to be Revealed at GDC Next Week

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According to a report by UploadVR , citing emails sent from Facebook to Oculus developers, the rumored Rift S headsets will be revealed next week at GDC. Oculus is already confirmed as attending the event but hasn’t said anything about the potential of a new headset being revealed.

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Oculus Rift + Touch Now Permanently Priced at $350

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After Oculus’ big Black Friday sale, which saw Rift & Touch temporarily cut from its regular price of $400 to $350, Oculus now says they’re permanently dropping the price of the bundle to just $350.

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First Look: Oculus Venues and Oculus TV

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These apps hope to make the Oculus Go your next entertainment device. The $200 standalone VR headset from Oculus has finally arrived. the Oculus Go is part of Oculus’ larger goal to getting one billion consumers into VR. Oculus Venues. Oculus TV.

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Oculus is Considering an Over-ear Headphone Accessory for Rift S

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Oculus announced its next iteration of Rift this week at GDC, Rift S. To that end, Oculus says they might bring out a bespoke audio accessory in the future. SEE ALSO Hands-on: Oculus Rift S is a Better, Easier to Use Rift (with a Few Tradeoffs).

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Oculus Rift is Out of Stock All Over the Web, Suggesting ‘Rift S’ is Near

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It seems one of two things is happening at the moment: either Oculus Rift has been selling like hotcakes and going out of stock simultaneously all over the Internet, or the company is tuning down production for some unknown reason. Oculus Quest, Image courtesy Oculus.

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Oculus Quest Dev Settings Suggest Cross-Buy With Oculus Go

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UPDATE: We reached out to Facebook and a representative issued the following statement: Oculus Quest will have a different store and requirements than Oculus Go and Rift. As they are different devices with different inputs there are no plans to implement cross-buying from Oculus Go to Oculus Quest at this time. The Oculus Platform SDK settings indicate that the upcoming Oculus Quest could have cross-buy with Oculus Go.

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Oculus Quest Will Require A Higher Standard Of Content From Developers

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As we grow closer to the release of the Oculus Quest, creators are already underway developing a new helping of games and experiences capable of harnessing the standalone devices 6DoF capabilities and inside-out tracking. Oculus Quest in action / Image Credit: Oculus.

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Oculus Brings More Lifelike Sound Propagation to Audio SDK 1.34

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In a quest to create increasingly lifelike audio in VR environments, Oculus has pushed out an update to its Audio SDK recently that provides developers with the ability to create more realistic audio by generating real-time reverb and occlusion based on the app’s geometry.

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Oculus Quest Hands-on and Tech Details

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Oculus Quest was the main attraction at Oculus Connect 5 this week. Oculus Quest (formerly Project Santa Cruz) is officially set to launch in Spring 2019, priced at $400. In any case, it feels like Oculus has done a very good job with Quest and its insight tracking system.

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‘Virtual Desktop’ is Finally Coming to Oculus Go & Gear VR This Week, Oculus Quest Next Year

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Virtual Desktop (2016) , the app that lets you view and use your desktop computer in VR, is finally making its way to Oculus Go and Gear VR this week. Once Oculus Quest, the company’s upcoming 6DOF headset, launches next year, a version of the app will be available then too.

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The Top 5 Games for Oculus Rift

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So, you just bought an Oculus Rift and you want to know what to download first (besides the free stuff). In our breakdown of the top 5 games for Oculus Touch and top 5 for the Xbox One gamepad, we take a look at some of the best games currently on the Oculus Store.

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Hands-on: Oculus Rift S is a Better, Easier to Use Rift (with a Few Tradeoffs)

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Oculus has finally taken the wraps off of Rift S, its first PC VR headset release in three years. Oculus hasn’t specified what they consider to be the headset’s acceptable IPD range. Image courtesy Oculus. Image courtesy Oculus.

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Oculus Unveils ‘Oculus Quest’ Standalone Headset At OC5

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Standalone 6DoF VR arrives on the Oculus platform Spring 2019 for $399. Available Spring of next year for $399, the Oculus Quest, previously referred to as the Oculus Santa Cruz, is a completely wireless, standalone VR headset capable of 6DoF movement.

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Breakout VR Hit ‘Beat Saber’ Confirmed as Oculus Quest Launch Title

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Beat Games is getting ready to take their massively successful block-slashing rhythm game to new heights, as Oculus today announced that Beat Saber (2018) is coming to Oculus Quest at launch. Image courtesy Oculus.

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Oculus Quest Supports “Arena-scale” Tracking and Multi-room Guardian

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Oculus today offered up some details on the ‘Insight’ tracking system of their new Quest headset. The inside-out tracking goes “beyond roomscale,” according to Oculus, enabling large-scale experiences that let players physically move around large spaces.

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Up Close With Oculus Quest

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Oculus Quest (formerly Santa Cruz) has been officially revealed, launching Spring 2019 for $400. Update (3:00 PM PT) : In a previous version of this article, it was stated that Oculus Quest and Oculus Go shared the same resolution.

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Oculus Audio SDK Update Adds Geometry-Based Sound Propagation

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The latest update to the Oculus Audio SDK adds the long awaited dynamic audio propagation feature. This will be important for the the upcoming Oculus Quest. Oculus oculus audio sdk Oculus Go Oculus Quest oculus rift oculus sdk spatial audio vr audio

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Every Oculus Quest Launch Title Confirmed So Far

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Unfortunately we didn’t learn more about Oculus Quest’s launch date at GDC 2019 this week, although Oculus did reveal a few more titles coming to the standalone 6DOF headset at launch this Spring.

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Oculus Holiday Deal Brings Modest Discounts to Oculus Go & Rift

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Black Friday is nearly upon us, and Oculus is cutting a few bucks off both Oculus Go and Oculus Rift to celebrate. Today, Oculus announced that Go is getting in the fun too, knocking its base 32GB model down by $20 (or local equivalent), bringing it from $200 to $180.

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Huge Oculus Rift & Touch Sale Brings Price to $400

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Oculus is giving the Rift & Touch their biggest discount yet for a six week-long sale. At the start of 2017, the Oculus Rift + Touch controllers cost $800, the same as the HTC Vive. SEE ALSO Two Ways to Play Non-VR Games With the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive. Oculus Rift Review.

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Oculus Shows Off Brutal ‘Asgard’s Wrath’ Combat, Dismemberment

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On the build up to a larger reveal at GDC next week, Oculus has been teasing some of the combat mechanics in Asgard’s Wrath, the latest upcoming Oculus Studios title. News Oculus Rift Game VR Game asgard's wrath asgard's wrath combat mike doran oculus studios sanzaru games

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Oculus Go to Hit UK & European Retailers This Month, Pre-orders Now Available

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Oculus today announced that Oculus Go, the company’s standalone 3DOF headset released last month, is finally available for pre-order through Oculus retail partners in the EU and the UK.

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Oculus Revamps ‘Rooms’ for Go, New Apps ‘Oculus Venues’ & ‘Oculus TV’ Coming Soon

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Following today’s Oculus Go launch announcement at Facebook’s annual F8 dev conference, the company also revealed that Rooms , the social VR space first launched on Gear VR, is getting revamped to inaugurate Go. Oculus Gallery (Available at Launch). Oculus TV (coming soon).

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‘Oculus Home’ Update Adds Virtual Screens, Custom Object Importing

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Oculus Home , the hub space that users see when putting on their Oculus Rift, has been updated with virtual screens for embedded Dash content and the ability to import custom objects. Announced in a post this week on the Oculus Blog , Oculus Home version 1.26

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Oculus Quest To Have 128GB Storage Model

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While the $399 Oculus Quest model will have 64GB of storage, Facebook confirmed to UploadVR there will be a more expensive model with 128GB of storage space. The Oculus Go is currently sold as two models- a $199 32GB model and a $249 64GB model. Tagged with: Oculus Quest Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Oculus Quest To Have 128GB Storage Model appeared first on UploadVR. Oculus Quest

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Oculus TV Now Available on Oculus Go

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Oculus TV has finally arrived on Oculus Go. Originally expected to launch last month, Oculus TV is exactly what the name suggests, a TV viewing app for VR. But Oculus TV hopes to go beyond just a giant screen to enjoy television programming in VR. Tune in today.

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GDC 2019: Oculus Reveals ‘Dead And Buried II’, Cross-Platform Play Between Quest & Rift S

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The sequel to Oculus Touch launch title features new modes and a social hub. Along with these PC VR games–all of which will be available on the Rift S–Oculus provided several updates regarding the upcoming Quest lineup. Image Credit: Oculus.

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ESL & Oculus Go Big For VR League Season 3

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For season three, ESL & Oculus are giving their budding VR competitive series a fresh coat of paint. 2019 will be a huge year for VR gaming with the launch of Oculus Quest and Season 3 & 4 of the VR League,” states Christopher K. McKelvy, head of esports at Oculus.

Oculus reveals the Rift S: all you need to know

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Today at GDC, after a lot of rumors, Oculus has finally unveiled the successor of the Oculus Rift CV1: the Rift S. Oculus Rift S. Benjamin Lang wearing the Oculus Rift S. The Rift S seems like a mix of an Oculus Rift CV1, a Vive Cosmos and a Lenovo Explorer.

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Beat Saber Confirmed As Oculus Quest Launch Title

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Facebook’s $400 Oculus Quest standalone VR headset is launching with Beat Saber in its lineup. For Facebook, Beat Saber was a must-get its Oculus Quest launch lineup. There are still lots of unannounced titles still to be revealed for the launch of Oculus Quest.

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Oculus Quest ‘Significantly Faster’ Than Oculus Go, 6DoF Tracking ‘Doesn’t Affect’ Performance

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Oculus Director of Ecosystem Chris Pruett revealed in a forum AMA yesterday that Oculus Quest will be “significantly faster” than Oculus Go : Quest is significantly faster than Oculus Go from both a CPU and GPU perspective. Oculus Quest is essentially a VR games console. Oculus Go features a heatpipe, but not a fan. The result was that Oculus Go performs “significantly better” than a Galaxy S7 using the same chip.

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The Best Oculus Go Deal for Black Friday 2018

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Holiday shopping season is here and we’re tracking the best Oculus Go Black Friday 2018 deals. Oculus Go Deal Baseline. It’s important to understand the nominal price point for the Oculus Go so that you know what kind of deal you’re getting when you see a sale.

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Oculus 1.17 Update Will Let You Launch SteamVR Apps From Oculus Home

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Until recently, Oculus Rift owners have had to maintain two separate repositories for games; Steam and Oculus Home. Revealed in a forum post , Oculus will be pushing a general update soon that will allow you to launch SteamVR apps (provided they have Rift support) directly from Home.

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The Best Oculus Rift Deal for Black Friday 2018

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We’re keeping an eye on the best Oculus Rift Black Friday 2018 deals. Oculus Rift Deal Baseline. Without an special discount, the Oculus Rift + Touch bundle costs $400/€450/£400. The Best Oculus Rift Black Friday 2018 Deal. Oculus Rift Black Friday Game Deals.

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