For all of your VR fans out there there is a new Oculus Rift prototype out there! It is codenamed “Crescent Bay” and features improved 360-degree tracking and integrated audio. This is still not a finalized consumer build, but it looks like Oclulus is doing some cool things with this prototype.
The company is licensing 3-D audio technology from RealSense VR, which will provide the Rift wearer with a virtual world of audio. CEO Brendan Iribe explained that the technology helps create a more true-to-life surround sound experience. “This is still very, very early hardware and software, but it’s in a state that we’re ready to show you today.”
Oculus also announced that they have shipped over 100,000 units of their previous developed kits. Iribe also seems quite impressed with the technology behind the “Crescent Bay” hardware over the “DK2” prototype saying that, “Crescent Bay is a massive leap” that is “sprinting towards a consumer version.”
No word yet on pricing or availability of the Crescent Bay Rift.