Oculus has announced an updated version of its Rift virtual reality headset is on the way this spring. The new Oculus Rift S will cost $399. While it’s set to offer better resolution and the same integrated audio system. New Rift S promises improved fresnel lenses, and higher pixel density for less screen-door effect (SDE). Alongside these, other features include Oculus Insight inside-out tracking that removes the need for external sensors, and all-around improved comfort and weight distribution.
The next-generation Rift headset has a higher-resolution pair of virtual reality goggles that remove the need for external cameras by incorporating built-in tracking. It says that working with Lenovo will help it speed up manufacturing and to enhance the design of the original Rift.
Oculus Rift S
While talking about the virtual reality headsets, the market offers many headsets with improved features. So question arises, how new Oculus Rift S will be different from other VR headsets. The answer is that the Rift S has now OLED displays for the LCD panels used in the Oculus Go, which will boost the resolution from 1080 x 1200 to 1280 x 1440. However, the refresh rate is dipping from 90Hz to 80Hz. The field of view is a little larger than on the Rift too.
These Oculus VR headsets will ship with Touch controllers. Meanwhile, the on-ear headphones are not the part anymore and replaced by near-ear speakers). The Rift S also packs in five tracking cameras, which users can use to look at your surroundings without having to take off the headset via a feature called Passthrough+.
On the other hand, because both headsets have inside-out tracking, it will enable the users to toggle between the Oculus Home launcher and live video feed of your real-life surroundings.
The company Oculus in partnership with Lenovo’s Legion gaming division, has resigned the Rift S. And the result is a headset that is apparently more comfortable to wear. It stops more light around the nose, and the weight is distributed better to avoid it slipping or causing any pressure points. The halo headband still has a top strap to keep the headset from creeping down, but it now has a dial on the back that is used to easily adjust the fit.