Oculus unveils new prototype VR headset

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Oculus unveils new prototype VR headset
FILE - In this March 19, 2014 file photo, Peter Mason tries the Oculus virtual reality headset at the Game Developers Conference 2014 in San Francisco. Oculus, the virtual reality company acquired by Facebook earlier this year for $2 billion, is holding its first-ever developers conference and is expected to discuss the much-anticipated release of its VR headset for consumers. The two-day Oculus Connect conference begins Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, file)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oculus has unveiled a new prototype of its virtual reality headset. However, the VR company still isn’t ready to release a consumer edition.

The hew headset features a higher resolution and refresh rate, 360-degree head tracking and integrated headphones.

Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe says the new prototype is not perfect, but it’s closer to the consumer version.

The Irvine, California -based VR company revealed the new headset nicknamed Crescent Bay on Saturday at its first conference for developers.

Oculus’ headset covers a user’s eyes and can create immersive worlds that react to head movement.

The original prototype of the Oculus Rift headset was unveiled in 2012 and has received attention from video game and film makers.

Oculus VR Inc. was acquired by Facebook earlier this year for $2 billion .



 

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