Oculus VR has announced the Rift S virtual reality headset, the successor to the Rift model. Despite the higher price tag, in some respects the new product is inferior to its predecessor.
Oculus Rift S is equipped with displays with an extended viewing angle and increased resolution – 1440×1280 pixels versus 1200×1080 pixels for the Rift. At the same time, the screens themselves have become worse – instead of OLED – matrices they use LCD panels with a reduced frame rate of 80 Hz.
Oculus Rift S
The device received lower quality headphones and lost the ability to manually adjust the distance between the lenses. As for the advantages of the headset, among them, in addition to the increased image clarity, it is worth noting the presence of five cameras, which made the use of external sensors unnecessary.
The Oculus Rift S will go on sale before the end of spring at a suggested price of $ 400.