• Why is Oculus making four different VR headsets?

    9 days ago - By The Verge

    Earlier this week, Oculus doubled its VR hardware lineup, adding two new headsets alongside the Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR. The first is a development kit codenamed Santa Cruz , which features full motion tracking in a wireless headset. The second is Oculus Go , a mobile headset with built-in electronics instead of a phone slot. Facebook's VR chief Hugo Barra says Go and Santa Cruz are supposed to complement the Rift and Gear VR, not replace them. At a time when virtual reality is a niche pursuit, this is an interesting strategy to expand the market - but also carries the risk of...
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  • Blog: How will the new Oculus hardware impact devs?

    Blog: How will the new Oculus hardware impact devs?

    9 days ago - By Gamasutra

    At OC4, Oculus announced two standalone headsets in the works: Oculus Go and the Santa Cruz prototype. What does this mean for VR devs? ...
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  • Ten minutes with Oculus 'Santa Cruz' was not enough

    Ten minutes with Oculus 'Santa Cruz' was not enough

    9 days ago - By Windows Central

    It may not change the world, but Santa Cruz will make a lot of people happy when it finally gets here.
    A big part of the Oculus Connect keynote presentation was explaining the standalone category meant to exist between the Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift. Last year, Oculus showed off very early versions of a wireless prototype codenamed Santa Cruz. We now know there will be two standalone headsets, one that leans more toward mobile VR quality and one that leans more toward the desktop quality experiences. As cool as the Oculus Go headset looks, the buzz around the conference was clearly on...
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