Oculus introduced a new virtual reality headset Rift S

As part of the ongoing inThe San Francisco Game Developers Conference (GDC) Game Developers Conference, Oculus, unveiled an updated version of its Rift virtual reality headset, which should appear on store shelves this spring. The announced cost of the new Oculus Rift S is $ 399 (which is $ 50 more than the previous version). The device, reportedly, will offer a number of useful improvements, among which, including an increased screen resolution and an integrated audio system (instead of a consignment note).

It is noted that in the Rift S, it was decided to refusefrom OLED screens and use the same LCD panels instead, which are used in the more budget version of Oculus Go. This made it possible to increase the picture resolution from 1080 x 1200 to 1280 x 1440 pixels. However, the refresh rate of the screens is reduced from 90 Hz to 80 Hz per eye. At the same time, the angle of view, as noted by the portal TechCrunch, has become a little more in comparison with the original version of the Rift.

The delivery of the new headset will be includedTwo Oculus Touch controllers. In addition, the headset received five cameras to monitor the environment. The presence of an array of cameras, which the manufacturer called Oculus Insight, makes external sensors unnecessary.

What is interesting in the development of an updated headsetvirtual reality was actively involved in the company Lenovo, which, as noted, is very unusual. Nevertheless, as Oculus herself says, “the joint work made it possible to increase the convenience of the headset, more comfortably distribute its weight, make it more impermeable to external light sources, and also endow it with a simple one-cable system for more comfortable use.”

To be able to take advantage of all the charmsRift S buyers, as before, will require the presence of a fairly powerful computer. To check the compatibility of your system with the requirements of the headset Oculus advises to use a special program that can be downloaded from the official website of the company.

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