Oculus unveil new Crescent Bay prototype virtual reality headset

Crescent Bay Oculus VR

New Oculus VR prototype offers a number of improvements

A new Rift virtual reality headset called Crescent Bay has been revealed by Oculus which represents, "the latest prototype headset on the path to the consumer version of the Rift," according to the company

Setting it apart from the current Oculus Rift DK2 developer kits, Crescent Bay boasts a number of new improvements including: dramatically improved weight and ergonomics, expanded positional tracking volume, 360 degree head tracking, new display technology and integrated audio with built in headphones.

Although Oculus describe Crescent Bay as “truly the best virtual reality headset we’ve ever built,” the company state it will be a while before it reaches the market in a finished state. “This is still incredibly early hardware, “ say Oculus. “There are plenty of technical challenges left to solve for the consumer Rift”

Oculus VR has also announced that the Unity are to make Oculus a recognised platform with free and Pro versions of the Unity game engine to support development for Oculus.

Oculus Rift DK2 kits started shipping out in July after receiving over 45,000 per-orders from buyers.

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