Oculus Partners With Lenovo To Create The Oculus S VR Headset
At GDC, Oculus has unveiled the new VR headset from the company, the Oculus Rift S. This is a new PC VR headset which combines the convenience of built-in Oculus Insight tracking technology with the full power of your PC.
Oculus states that they have improved optics and display technology to deliver a sharper picture with higher pixel density for an even more immersive gaming experience.
The Rift S comes equipped with an LCD display providing 1280 x 1440 per eye which rounds up to around 1.4X more pixels than the original Rift which came equipped with 1080 x 1200 per eye resolution on an OLED display. But one of the downfalls is that it comes at a 80Hz refresh rate over the 90Hz we saw with the original Oculus Rift.
Partnering with Lenovo
Oculus has partnered with Lenovo to design the new Rift S VR headset. They partnered on the comfort of the headset with better weight distribution, and improved light blocking, as well as a simple, single-cable system for a clutter-free experience.
Another cool feature that was mentioned was including inside-out tracking technology for the Rift S headset. Just like the upcoming Quest VR headset, Oculus Insight gets you into the game with ease. Using computer vision algorithms, Oculus Insight captures, traces, and navigates physical spaces in realtime. The Rift S headset features five sensors to maximize tracking volume in support of the existing Rift library. Oculus Touch controllers, redesigned for inside-out tracking, bring familiar hand presence and input so you can grab, point, and gesture through VR.
The Rift S is slated to launch in Spring of 2019 for $399 USD. The Rift S will provide subtle improvements over the original Rift headset.