Now if only I had a big enough living room for one of these…
Oculus recently unveiled the design for the updated version of their Oculus Rift VR headset, the Oculus Rift S.
Some of the improvements of the Oculus Rift S over the original Oculus Rift include improved tracking, better visual images, and a more comfortable halo headset design that’s similar to the design of PlayStation VR headset. It’s not exactly a significant upgrade, considering that nothing much has changed in the device’s interior, apart from a few minor tweaks.
Players will now have the ability to use the Rift S without sensors, though it still requires the use of a PC, unlike the new Oculus Quest which also uses the Oculus Touch controller. Both the new headset and its predecessor will still be able to play the same games. The original Oculus Rift will also still be supported by future Oculus updates.
The Oculus Rift S will be released some time in Spring 2019. Prices start at $399, which is much more affordable than the $599 price tag of the original Rift back in 2015. The standalone Oculus Quest headset will also be released around this time for the same $399 price tag, but no official dates have been confirmed as of now.