Oculus VR has announced the newest version of their upcoming Oculus Rift virtual reality head-mounted display. The new iteration of the headset has been dubbed, “Crescent Bay.”
The announcement was made by Brendan Iribe, Oculus’ chief executive officer, at the Oculus Connect Conference in Hollywood, California.
Reportedly, the Crescent Bay prototype is targeted at developers who will utilize the virtual reality headset to complete getting their respective games ready for the Rift’s consumer release.
See a few images and read more details after the break.
Oculus Rift – Crescent Bay Prototype
According to Iribe, Cresent Bay is a “massive leap” from Oculus’ DK2 (Oculus Rift Development Kit 2), and proves that the Oculus Rift is “on the path to consumer VR.”
Some new and improved features of the Crescent Bay prototype include, but are not limited to:
- Full 360 degree tracking
- Lower latency
- Higher resolution and refresh rate
- Much lighter/more comfortable
- Real Space 3D audio technology
In regards to Crescent Bay’s audio solution, Brendan Iribe stated the following:
“We’re working on audio as aggressively as we’re working on the vision side.”
Furthermore, Iribe said that the new Crescent Bay prototype will allow users to “truly feel” that they are in the world.
What are your thoughts on the Crescent Bay prototype? What are your thoughts on the Oculus Rift in general? Do you believe that virtual reality is the next logical step forward in regards to the games industry?
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