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Oculus working on next-gen 'Santa Cruz' wireless VR HMD

Oculus teases wireless VR headset with codename 'Santa Cruz'
By: Anthony Garreffa | Virtual & Augmented Reality News | Posted: Oct 7, 2016 6:44 am

Oculus had plenty to share at their annual Oculus Connect 3 developer conference, with the push of Asynchronous Spacewarp (ASW) allowing for lower-end GPUs to get in the VR game with $499 gaming PCs that are VR-ready powered by the AMD Radeon RX 470.

 

 

The more exciting news that Oculus had for the future was a tease that they're working on a new VR headset codenamed Santa Cruz, which is a completely untethered VR experience. Oculus CEO and co-founder Brendan Iribe said during the conference that wireless VR is something that Oculus is working on, and that Santa Cruz is the first step towards wireless VR.

 

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The video does a really poor job of showing what Santa Cruz is all about, apart from the rear of the Rift having something inside hardware-wise, but we don't know what exactly just yet. The head movement wasn't matched with the game they were playing from what I saw, and an out-of-focus camera doesn't provide a professional feel from a company acquired for $2 billion.

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