The evolution of the original Rift virtual reality headset, Rift S brings a host of new features and changes to create the most complete pc virtual reality product to see a consumer release.
The Rift S will launch Autumn 2019, though Australian availability is yet to be announced. Launching at a recommended retail price of $399 USD, the headset is a direct upgrade of the original Rift headset, targeting the same buying group of PC owners.
With an internal display resolution is 1,280 × 1,440 per-eye running at 80Hz, alongside Oculus ‘Insight’ inside-out tracking, the headset is a big upgrade over competing headsets.
A perfect pairing for Oculus’ recently revealed ‘Oculus Quest’ standalone VR headset, the two products provide opportunities for everyone to enter the virtual world, creating a portfolio that is hardware agnostic, where owning a powerful PC is no longer a pre-requisite for entry.
The Oculus’ Quest, combined with the newly announced Rift S, see’s Oculus enter the virtual reality limelight once again, offering a broader product range to enable painless entry into the world of VR. And while this is great in and of itself, Oculus also announced that both Cross-Play and Cross-Buy support for games purchased on either headset is confirmed.
Learn more about the new headset on the official Rift S store page.