Facebook Inc (FB)’s Oculus Releases Lighter and Better Virtual Reality Headset Prototype

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Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s Oculus announced an improved version of its virtual reality headset, which is lighter and better. The VR headset called Crescent Bay now has higher resolution, audio and better head movement detection.

“That was not easy,” Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe told the audience Saturday at Oculus’s first-ever developers conference. “It’s still not perfect. None of this is perfect yet, but it’s much, much better.”

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s Oculus however said that the consumer version isn’t ready just yet.

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The head movement detection is very important since the prototype offers users different sounds and immersive worlds based on the user’s head movements. With its inbuilt headphones and 360-degree head movement tracking, users can be assured of breathtaking experiences.

“The most important thing about Crescent Bay is that this allows for sustained presence — for you to achieve the impossible and believe you’re in another world,” Iribe said.

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s Oculus further announced a new Platform for Oculus VR whose release is set to somewhere before the end of the year. A PC version will be released later. The said Platform allows users to share the VR experiences.

 

The first Oculus Rift headset prototype was released in 2012 and a second one released early this year. The headsets have been received remarkably well by video games and film producers. The CEO disclosed that they have so far shipped 100,000 development kits to 130 countries.

Michael Abrash, Oculus VR chief scientist asserts that virtual reality is where technology peaks. He says that the VR technology will allow people to experience “any feeling or sensation”.

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) acquired Oculus VR Inc. this year for $2 billion. The company has since realized staff growth and is having some cash to roll out its programs and to reach out to the masses when the right time comes.

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