Oculus VR is pushing virtual reality technology as far as it possibly can and has announced the third iteration of their Oculus Rift named Crescent Bay. Oculus VR, at the time of this writing, is holding a Live Keynote (Oculus Connect) to discuss the future of Oculus VR and the Oculus Rift. Crescent Bay’s optics are much improved over the last generation Rift and features 360 degree motion tracking. Integrated audio is also a new feature but it is optional but you now have the option to use your own headphones.
“None of this is perfect yet, but it’s much, much better,” Oculus chief executive officer Brendan Iribe told an audience of developers at the Oculus Connect conference in Hollywood. “It’s in a state that we are prepared to show you today.”
“The progress we have made is incredible,” said Iribe. “I cannot wait to see what we accomplish over the next few decades.”
Facebook purchased Oculus VR for a cool $2 billion dollars and has since been hiring new engineers and new staff to continue to grow the virtual reality technology. We also know that Samsung has been working with Oculus on their own VR headset, the Samsung Gear VR. I’m sure there will be more information coming from this Keynote later, we’ll try and bring that to you when we can.
Correction: Reader BHawthorne was kind enough to point out this is not the third iteration but closer to the 10th generation in the prototype iterative process. Thanks for that insight!