Oculus Rift S rumored, next-gen VR headset will rock cameras

Oculus VR's next-gen headset rumored to be called Rift S, would feature built-in cameras.

Published Tue, Feb 5 2019 10:22 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:49 AM CST

Oculus might have its all-in-one Quest headset coming in Spring 2019 for $399 on the way, but now rumors are starting back up about the next-gen Rift, something that will reportedly be called "Rift S".

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The news is coming from Upload VR that said it found new filenames in Oculus' PC application that teases Rift S, with the outlet saying they found the Rift S mentions in the UI code. These mention tease that the purported Oculus Rift S headset would feature built-in cameras, removing the need for external cameras that take up additional USB ports and power.

TechCrunch reported last November that the Rift S name was a possibility, and that it would roll out with inside-out tracking. The built-in cameras would allow Rift S owners to walk around in an environment without the external accessories and setup required, with a bunch of VR accessories that are in development rolling out with inside-out tracking support as it makes it much easier to get into the VR world either at home, work, or on-the-go if you take Rift S with you.

We can expect the purported Rift S headset to feature a higher-resolution screen, beefed-up internals, and more over the first-gen Rift and all-in-one Quest headsets. We won't know exactly what to expect in the new Rift S, but I could put money down that it would feature VirtualLink connectivity to hook up to NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX series cards and I hope AMD tacks on VirtualLink connectivity on its next-gen Navi graphics cards, too.

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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