At the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Facebook unveiled Oculus Rift S — a new Virtual Reality headset that combines the convenience of built-in Oculus Insight tracking technology with the full power of your PC. Built on the Rift Platform, Rift S gives gamers and tech enthusiasts access to the most immersive content that VR has to offer, and it goes on sale this spring for $399.
Rift S replaces the original Rift with an upgrade to a higher resolution display, improved optics, and a feature called Passthrough+, which gives you a glimpse of the real world around you without ever taking off the headset.
Facebook teamed up with Lenovo to design Rift S, drawing on their experience in the VR and AR space and feedback from the Lenovo Legion gaming community. Lenovo co-designed the Rift S for increased comfort, better weight distribution, and improved light blocking, as well as a simple, single-cable system for a clutter-free experience. Rift S features the same integrated audio system as Oculus Quest and Oculus Go, with a headphone jack that lets you use your own favorite headphones.
Rift S features Oculus Insight tracking technology. Using computer vision algorithms, Oculus Insight captures, traces, and navigates physical spaces in real time. The Rift S headset features five sensors to maximize tracking volume in support of the existing Rift library.