Oculus Rift’s new prototype, Crescent Bay, is certainly an eye opener. Unveiled today, the latest version of the revolutionary virtual reality handset brings Oculus’s continued vision steadily closer to realization.
A few of the new prototype’s features include:
- 360-degree tracking, reducing the chance of nausea.
- Integrated audio. The headphones are built in, but are optional.
- Improved resolution and framerate.
- Lighter headset in order to make the experience more seamless.
According to the company’s Chief Executive, Brendan Iribe, all these features combine to generate a “sustained presence, and makes you truly believe you’re in a virtual world comfortably.”
Oculus Rift has already generated significant momentum, having shipped away over 100,000 prototypes to over 130 countries. While there is yet to be a release date, Iribe encourages us to remain optimistic, stating that while this latest version of Oculus “is not the consumer version,” they are “sprinting towards it.”