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Staff and News => News and Announcements => Topic started by: Tbone on April 13, 2019, 07:52:59 pm

Title: Oculus Rift S and Oculus Quest Coming in a Matter of Weeks
Post by: Tbone on April 13, 2019, 07:52:59 pm
The Oculus Rift S is an upgrade to the original CV1. It has inside-out tracking, meaning that you don't need outside sensors. It also has an upgraded screen and a halo design for improved comfort. It will sell for $399 and is rumored to be coming out at the end of the month.

The Oculus Quest is a STAND ALONE headset that also has inside-out tracking and does not require a computer. It has a similar screen to the Rift S but lacks the halo design. It will also sell for $399 at the end of the month.

Both headsets also come with redesigned Touch controllers and Passthrough+, a technology that allows you to see your area even while the headset is still on.

Personally my plan is to get both headsets. There were be many games that are cross-buy, meaning that if you get it for one headset, you can play it on both. I've already sold my original Rift and will use that money to purchase the Rift S. My birthday is also at the end of the month so I'll probably use my birthday money to get the Quest. Since I go out of town for months at a time, the Quest is a perfect way to keep playing VR when I'm away from my computer!

While the Rift S is more of lateral upgrade than a 2.0, I feel the screen and not having to use sensors is worth the purchase - especially since my sold Rift will cover most of the cost. Anyone else plan on getting the Rift S or Quest?

Title: Re: Oculus Rift S and Oculus Quest Coming in a Matter of Weeks
Post by: Duffamongus on May 17, 2019, 09:49:40 pm
I'm hoping to get the Rift S, but it depends on a lot of factors. I want to see end user reviews to make sure it is worth the upgrade, plus I need a decent offer on my current rift equipment. Where did you sell yours?
Title: Re: Oculus Rift S and Oculus Quest Coming in a Matter of Weeks
Post by: Tbone on May 18, 2019, 02:56:19 pm
I sold mine via Facebook Marketplace locally for $325, but that was last month before the Rift S had a release date. I'm not sure what they are selling for these days.