VR fans are no doubt in VR heaven today as Oculus released two VR displays today both at £399. The Oculus Quest is a standalone untethered device similar to the Oculus GO, but includes 6 degrees of freedom (6DoF) with its two motion controllers. This in itself gives users far more presence in VR games and experiences. However, because the device uses mobile tech the graphics aren’t as impressive as PC tethered devices. That’s where the Rift S comes in as a revision of the original Rift.
The Rift S requires connection with a PC but offers a greater level of visual detail and complexity. Whilst the differences between the old and new are quite stark in some cases such as no over-the-ear headphones, no camera tracking (that’s been replaced by the insight tracking using cameras on the actual head set) and a different design for fitting. The optical differences rest on more subtle although those with both headsets might notice the differences much more. Either way, two flagship devices released on one day reaffirms Facebook’s commitment to bring VR to the masses. Interested parties can order either headset direct from the Oculus store or via retailers such as Amazon, Argos, GAME and Currys to name but a few.
To top things off, Oculus posted a number of helpful videos to get you started on your VR questing.