New Oculus Rift “Crescent Bay” showcases amazing features
Oculus, the Virtual Reality gadget manufacturer owned by Facebook came up once again with a new prototype: The Crescent Bay. This fresh-out-of-the-workshop concept was unveiled during the Oculus Connect conference which took place in Los Angeles this weekend. In front of an audience of over 1000 software developers, Oculus CEO, Brendan Iribe came out and announced the company’s new prototype. “Today it is happening. Virtual reality is here. We thought about flying cars, maybe hoverboards. And virtual reality. It’s finally here,” Iribe said. The Oculus Crescent Bay features a new display technology and an improved design. The Crescent Bay will be much lighter, with a refined integrated audio capability.
Iribe started with outlining some of the Crescent Bay’s amazing state of the art features, as follows: six degrees of freedom, 360 degree tracking, sub-millimeter accuracy, sub-20 milliseconds of latency from you moving your head to the last photon hitting your eye, persistence of less than three milliseconds, 90 hertz refresh rate, at least 1k x 1k resolution per eye, no visible pixels, a comfortable eyebox, and a field of view greater than 90 degrees, as reported by PC World. “When you put these together, and you get it right, and you get the content right, suddenly you’re there,” Iribe added. The core features of the device are encompassed by the 360-degree tracking system with LEDs on the back side of the headset, a quicker refresh rate, and optional integrated audio along with 360 VR audio software powered by RealSpace 3D’s audio system, PC World furtherly informs.
Oculus has always had a different strategy compared to its competitors. Until now, their products did not target mainstream consumers. Instead, they opted to release developer kits. They have been patient in developing their platform in order to enjoy exclusive content benefits. Now, the Oculus Rift DK2 is available for pre-order on the company’s official site. During the same Oculus Connect event, the company also announced the launch of Oculus Platform – an online store where developers can present their Virtual Reality apps. The Oculus Crescent Bay has no official release date for the consumers’ market just yet, but it should be coming soon according to Oculus.