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Oculus Connect 4 Announcements
« on: October 12, 2017, 11:06:09 am »
Lots of info coming out of Oculus Connect 4!

Rift Pricing

Rift+Touch is now $399 permanently (down from $499, was on sale during summer for $399)
Oculus for Business bundle - $900 for Rift, Touch, 3 sensors, 3 facial interfaces, a remote, and a full commercial licence, commercial warranty, and high priority support

Oculus Go

A standalone (no PC or phone required) VR headset. No positional tracking, rotational only.
Essentially, a Gear VR for people who do not have a VR-compatible smartphone.
has a 3DoF controller too, just like Gear VR and DayDream
uses a 1440p LCD panel, with fast switching and high pixel fill factor
audio drivers are built into the straps
runs almost all Gear VR apps and games
Price: $199
Release: Early 2018

Oculus "Santa Cruz"

A standalone (no PC or phone required) VR headset, with positional tracking for the headset and controllers. Essentially, a Rift+Touch alternative for people without a gaming PC.
headset uses 4 cameras, 2 of which are on the very top edge, which offers a much wider controller tracking range compared to Windows MR headsets (have only 2)
dev kits release in 2018

Rift Core 2.0

https://www.oculus.com/blog/introducing-rift-core/
The Rift's system software has been entirely overhauled, called Rift Core 2.0. Coming in December.

Oculus Dash

replaces the Home app launcher and Universal Menu (the thing that pops up in apps when you press the Oculus Button)
entirely new made-for-Touch UI
ability to use desktop windows within VR
overlays within any app

Oculus Home 2.0

Home is now customisable and interactive
Oculus Avatars 2.0
more colourful
more clothing options
new clothing can be unlocked in apps/games
will be crossplatform with DayDream and Steam in 2018
Blocking & Add Recents to Friends - a universal API for developers to have a cross app blocking system, as well as adding recent people you played with to your friends list

Rift Games

The Unspoken is getting a Singleplayer Campaign, called The Unspoken: Acolytes
Onward is getting full Oculus API support and coming to the Oculus Store (probably with crossplay)
Coco VR - a social VR promo for PIXAR's new film
Republique is coming to Gear VR
Echo Arena is getting an expansion, called Echo Combat, an FPS
The Lone Echo story will be continued (whether that means a new game or an expension is unknown)
Oculus are funding a AAA VR game from Respawn Entertainment, makers of Titanfall, releasing in 2019

 

 

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