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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

By: Anthony Garreffa from Feb 5, 2019 @ 22:22 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".


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.

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