Oculus Reveals Its New “Crescent Bay” Prototype With 360-Degree Head Tracking And Headphones

I hope Oculus can get a shipping product out on the market soon. Perfectionism is not helping launch this market. The longer they wait, the more chance there’ll be a cheaper equally well working competitor. Pleez Oculus, release the Rift.

TechCrunch

Oculus gave the world the first look at its new prototype Crescent Bay today at the Oculus’ Connect conference (livestream), and I got the very first hands-on demo. Crescent Bay has a faster frame rate, 360-degree head tracking, and integrated headphones, plus it’s lighter.

Oculus also announced the new Oculus Platform coming to the Samsung VR, which brings VR to a large audience through mobile apps, web browsers, and a VR content discovery channel. You can read our full story on Oculus Platform here.

CEO Brendan Iribe called Crescent Bay as big of a step up from the DK2 as the DK2 was from the DK1. This still isn’t a consumer version, but it’s getting closer.

The Crescent Bay is not an official developer kit, but instead a “feature prototype” designed to show off the future of what Oculus is doing, similar to the pre-DK2 “Crystal Cove”

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