Oculus VR's latest prototype headset is Crescent Bay

Oculus VR's latest prototype headset is Crescent Bay
By Derek Kessler on 20 Sep 2014 02:12 pm

There's a new version of the Oculus Rift headset on the way, and it's been dubbed Crescent Bay. The headset builds on the previous Oculus developer kit (Crescent Bay is the third) with even an more immersive experience. In addition to a new display, Crescent Bay features 360° head tracking (that's what those white dots are for), improved tracking volume, reduced weight, and integrated audio.

Announced today at the Oculus Connect developer conference, Crescent Bay isn't yet a shipping consumer device, but it is something much closer to what regular people will be strapping onto their heads someday.

Just as the visuals in the Oculus Rift headsets track with the movement of the wearer's head, the audio will also shift between the earphone-style speakers as the headset is moved. Oculus didn't clarify what exactly is behind the new display, though if it's like the DK2 headset and its 1080p Super AMOLED display lifted directly from a Samsung Galaxy Note 3, we bet it's a large high-quality Samsung display as well. Perhaps one from the 2K-equipped Galaxy Note 4 (though we're just ruminating here, Samsung's partnership with Oculus VR is a strong one).

Source: Oculus

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Oculus VR's latest prototype headset is Crescent Bay