Oculus Rift’s Latest Prototype Headset Is Even Closer to Consumer Version
Oculus VR announced its latest prototype headset, which the company says is very similar to how its consumer version will look.
Company CEO Brendan Iribe unveiled “Crescent Bay” at the Oculus Connect Developers Conference in Los Angeles Saturday morning. He described the third-generation of Oculus Rift as a huge leap forward for virtual-reality technology.
Iribe said the progress made between the current prototype and the second-generation Oculus Rift development kits is similar to the progress made between the first- and second-generation ones.
The Crescent Bay headset includes LEDs to provide 360 degrees of motion tracking. It also has onboard audio, although Iribe said users can still use their own headphones. Sony’s Project Morpheus headset currently has onboard audio, which wasn’t something the Rift originally offered.
Iribe said Crescent Bay is also much lighter than Oculus’ current development kits, which weighs nearly a pound.
Oculus Connect attendees will get hands-on time with Crescent Bay, so we’ll provide a later update with our impressions.
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