Facebook reveals new Oculus Rift S VR headset

The Oculus Rift S is Facebook’s latest VR headset, revealed this week at GDC 2019.

“Built on the Rift platform, Rift S gives gamers and tech enthusiasts access to the most immersive content,” the company said in its announcement.

According to the company, the new headset features a “higher resolution” and “increased comfort”.

“Improved optics and display technology deliver a sharper picture with higher pixel density for an even more immersive gaming experience,” Facebook explained.

In terms of comfort, the company has partnered with Lenovo, which helped design the device.

“Lenovo co-designed the Rift S for increased comfort, better weight distribution, and improved light blocking, as well as a simple, single-cable system for a clutter-free experience.”

The Oculus Rift S also features Passthrough+, which allows users to see into the real world while wearing the headset.

So far, Facebook has revealed that games such as Stormland, Asgard’s Wrath and Defector will be coming to Oculus Rift S.

The device is will officially launch in mid 2019, and will go on sale for $399.

Feature image: Facebook

Shereesa Moodley


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