Oculus Rift S: virtual reality becomes more comfortable and immersive
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Oculus, the manufacturer dedicated to developing products based on exploiting virtual reality, has announced a new device. They have taken advantage of the Game Developers Conference (GDC 2019) to reveal officially to the new Oculus Rift S. It's about the new generation of the manufacturer's Rift. This presents multiple improvements and new features to provide a more pleasant and secure virtual reality (VR) experience.
Improvements and news of the Oculus Rift S
According to Oculus, have collaborated with Lenovo in the development of this new generation. Lenovo has used user feedback received on the gamer platform Lenovo Legion. Thanks to this they have been able to make the device more tailored to the demands of the users. The new Rift S has a better weight distribution To make it more comfortable. It also comes with a single cable, making it more manageable and avoiding tangled cables during sessions.
Oculus discards the OLED screen of its predecessor and goes to LCD technology. The screen gets a resolution enhancement with 2,560 1,440 pixels (1,280 1,440 for each eye). It has an image refresh rate of 80Hz. You also get a slightly larger field of view of his predecessor. The step from OLED to LCD is done to eliminate the “door” effect (the unlit space between pixels). The above means that this new version improvement in immersion.
The image refresh rate of 80Hz It is lower than 90Hz from the previous version. Oculus indicates that this it has been necessary to avoid increasing the hardware requirements of the device. This so that developers can continue to develop for the same compatible target hardware.
Oculus has improved the positioning system, changing the “Constellation"By one named as"Insight". The main difference is that the first does it externally, while the second does it internally. This results in the elimination of external sensors that were necessary in the previous version.
The Insight positioning system brings other benefits. Not only does it make the device more manageable and easy to configure, it also allows the use of much larger, potentially unlimited game spaces It can be said. The above is undoubtedly a great change with respect to the original Rift where a certain space is required for its correct use.
The Oculus Rift also includes a feature that it allows to see towards the outside from inside the helmet, by means of integrated cameras. Rift S incorporates an audio jack for those who prefer to use their own headphones. The weight of the new device is just over 470 grams.
Price and availability Oculus Rift S
The Oculus Rift S will be released during spring for price of 400 dollars. This new version completely replace the previous one as it was left behind, according to the same manufacturer.
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