Oculus Announce the all new Oculus Rift S Virtual Reality Headset

March 20, 2019
March 20, 2019 GeraldFerreira

Exiting Times! Oculus just announced the all new Oculus Rift S Virtual Reality headset at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco California USA. This is exciting news for Virtual Reality users as the headset uses inside out tracking instead of the external camera system to create a Room Scale virtual reality experience.

Oculus Rift S Specs

Here is the preliminary spesifications as announced by Oculus at the GDC Conference San Francisco, California USA.

  • Pricing: $399
  • Availability: Spring 2019
  • Weight: A little more than Rift
  • Display:
    • Resolution: 1,280 × 1,440 per eye (2,560 × 1,440 total)
    • Type: Single fast-switch LCD
    • Refresh Rate: 80Hz
    • Field of View: ‘Slightly larger than Rift’
    • IPD Adjustment: Software only
  • Tracking:
    • Type: ‘Insight’ inside out – five cameras
    • Capabilities: Supports 6 degrees of freedom head and controller tracking
    • Recommended Environments: It should work in almost any lit indoor environment.
    • Recommended Playspace: Oculus Rift S works with your environment, so you can play standing or sitting, in spaces big or small.
  • Tether:
    • Length: 5 meter
    • Connections: DisplayPort 1.2 & USB
  • Passthrough:
    • Passthrough+: Low latency stereo-correct passthrough video
    • Guardian: Boundaries traced from inside headset using passthrough
  • Recommended PC Specs: Same as Rift except need DisplayPort 1.2 or later and just one USB 3.0 port instead of three

Oculus Rift S - Take a step forward in Virtual Reality

Oculus Insight tracking translates your movements into VR no matter which way you’re facing without external sensors.


The Oculus Rift S uses inside out tracking using strategic cameras build into the headset to create six degrees of freedom virtual reality experiences. (6DOF Room Scale VR). – This is bound to make setting up the Oculus Rift S easier for users. In our eyes this is a big step forward for Virtual Reality.

Oculus Rift S - Higher Display Resolution

The Oculus Rift S offers a higher display at 1,280 × 1,440 per eye or 2,560 × 1,440 in total. It is not yet even close to where we would like to see the resolution but it is a big improvement on the previous Oculus Rift Virtual Reality headset.


Oculus Rift S - Touch Controllers

Oculus is known to have currently the BEST virtual reality controllers. The Oculus Rift S comes with touch controllers.


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