Update: Looks like it will be a little while longer before the Oculus Рифт 2 is announced.
Facebook’s big F8 2018 developer conference came and went without a я приведу of the next-gen Oculus Рифт гарнитура, though the company did launch the new standalone Oculus Go гарнитура May 1.
While we didn’t hear so much as a заглянуть about the Oculus Рифт 2 во время F8 в Facebook главный технический директор Майк Schroepfer did дразнить that we’re in for «exciting updates» related to Project Санта-Крус later this year. He also announced the headset has been sent to third-party developers, a clear sign the Project Санта-Крус-release date is drawing nearer.
Will we see Project Санта-Крус-launch this year, perhaps unveiling itself as Oculus Рифт 2? We have a few more months to go before we found out for sure.
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Oculus Рифт has changed how we think about and use virtual reality. By making VR more доступное and relatively affordable, Oculus Рифтовой has brought virtual worlds to the элементов.
As transformative as Oculus Рифтовой has been, it’s also been overshadowed by the HTC Vive, which we’ve deemed the best VR headset you can buy. This is due in large part to the Vive’s superior room-scale tracking.
Turns out, being first хотел Oculus Рифтовой shipped in a state that wasn’t quite ready. It has, however, come a long way in bridging the gap to its potential, including введение intuitive Touch контроллеры, additional Oculus Sensors, and a lower price. What’s more, the tide in usage seems to be turning in Oculus Рифтовой’s favor, at least according to the most recent Steam hardware survey.
But when will we see the Oculus Рифт 2? That’s a loaded question. It’s possible we’ve already seen Oculus Рифт 2 in the form of the tetherless Проекта Санта-Крус. On the other hand, Oculus Рифт 2 could end up being a proper evolution of Oculus Рифт, PC-cable and all.
Here you’ll find all the rumors currently doing the rounds about a potential Oculus Рифтовой successor, as well as all that we’re hoping the Oculus Рифт 2 will be.
Cut to the chase
- What is it? A follow-up to the Oculus Рифтовой VR гарнитура
- When is it out? No hardware has yet been announced
- What will it cost? We’d hope that it’s less than the Oculus Рифт
With no official announcement about the release of Oculus Рифт 2 yet, it’s unclear when we’re going to see the follow-up to Facebook’s VR headset (Facebook owns Oculus).
As we’re the first generation for VR headsets, there’s still speculation about which update model Oculus, and the industry in general, will follow – it could be something like the phone model, with yearly обновление, or something closer to the console model, with updates every six years or so.
Facebook’s отдельное Oculus Go headset launched является May 1. Oculus Go works without a PC or a smartphone, joining the recent wave of all-in-one VR headsets. We wouldn’t classify Oculus Go as the Oculus Рифт 2 considering the marked differences (not to я приведу name) between the two devices.
Project Санта-Крус, meanwhile, has already made its way out to third-party developers, Facebook’s CTO announced during F8 в начале Мая.
He also noted the company will have «exciting updates» related to the headset to share later this year, which could mean we’re in for some big Project Санта-Крус-новости во время Oculus Connect in October.
It’s important to note that HTC recently announced the HTC Vive Pro headset, the upgraded next generation of the HTC Vive.
With improved resolution and comfort (and built-in headphones!), it’s set to offer an even better VR experience than Vive. Already launched to consumers, the HTC Vive Pro мопсы давления в Oculus to launch its own upgraded гарнитура before long.
Just like everything else about the headset, the Oculus Рифт 2 price is an unknown. Our best guess is that it won’t be too much more expensive than the Oculus Рифт, though chances are you will pay more for it than the original Рифт.
The Oculus Рифтовой with Touch контроллеры costs $399 / 399 фунтов (около AU$640). The standalone Oculus Go price is $199 / $199 / AU$299 for the 32GB edition. Project Santa Cruz’s price is currently unknown, but chances are it will be more expensive than the current Oculus Рифт.
Where that leaves Oculus Рифт 2 is a mystery, should the headset be a different device than Проекта Санта-Крус. Like we said, it, вероятно, won’t be that much more expensive than the first Oculus Рифт, but it will cost more.
As for its competitors, it’s also unknown how much the HTC Vive Pro will cost. It’s price could also be a factor in the Oculus Рифт 2’s цена.
Для Oculus Рифт 2 rumors and what we want to see, head to the next page!