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Rift S - release date, super LEGIT official news - OH MY GOD!!!!!!!! I'm so excited!!!! :)

SkScotcheggSkScotchegg Posts: 1,231
Wintermute
edited February 11 in Off-Topic
Good news guys! This should put your fears to bed, apparently someone I know that's married to one of the cleaners at Oculus studios says he walked past the development department and overheard them talking about the new Rift S which is due to be announced in October 2019 with a release date Q3 2022. Please don't say anything to anyone as he's only just got the job last week Tuesday and he's worried he'll get fired if anyone finds out about the leak, plus I promised him I wouldn't say a thing!!

He said they were talking about the specs and that they mentioned the FOV been slightly smaller at 70 and the refresh rate been underclocked to 54hz for a peanut-butter-smooth-stable-frame-rate, but don't worry because apparently there's a boost features for fast twitch games like Robo Recall and Beat Saber. If you enable boost feature your FOV moves up to 140 respectively and your refresh rate moves upto 350hz which actually matches my Sony TV so that's cool.

Also it's going to come in a bunch of different colour options as avid fans have took to twitter claiming due to colour blind users who were tripping over their Rift's when left on the floor (Who leaves their Rift on the floor? Madness!) we should have a wide variety of colours available at launch such as blue, pink, yellow and green. Apparently the yellow colour is not sunshine yellow, it's more banana yellow which I don't really mind personally as yellow was my favourite colour as a kid (I used to play army in the garden and climing trees and I'd always have a yellow t-shirt on and one time I got stung by a bee.)  And then they've said that we've got gold and ruby red coming at a later date which will be limited editions signed by Luckey Palmer.

Also it will unfortunately be tethered once again, but for all you guys and girls hoping the next addition of the Rift brings wireless don't worry as the Oculus store will later feature a new dash board where you can pre-order a new line of accessories for the upcoming Rift S and the first accessory available will be an in-house Oculus branded wireless receiver which you can neatly fit on top of your head with the 5GHZ bandwidth (proven to be safe despite what you see on YouTube) the wireless reciever will start at £499 with a battery that last 2-3 hours or you can buy the pro version which comes with a larger battery and cost £699.

Also I've been told there will be no IPD adjustment because who even needs that anyways? If you want to adjust IPD just use software from Steam.

I don't know about you guys but I am like so god damn exited for Rift S, I almost wee'd a little bit when I was told me the good news!!! 

I've been running around the house like it's Christmas!! The only thing I could find that would calm me down is a DVD of Pumping Iron and a large bag of M&M's. I've done like 50 push ups and 2 hours of Beat Saber and I am still too excited to go to sleep!!! :)
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  • RichooalRichooal Posts: 1,143
    Wintermute
    I think @SkScrambledegg is using @SkScotchegg 's account. ;)
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  • Techy111Techy111 Posts: 6,428 Volunteer Moderator
    Whoever it is they need to step away from the m&m's sharpish.......Too many E's
    A PC with lots of gadgets inside and a thing to see in 3D that you put on your head.

  • RolzRolz Posts: 197
    Art3mis
    Release date Q3 2022 for Rift S??
    I'll have well and truly jumped to another device by then...
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  • falken76falken76 Posts: 2,876 Valuable Player
    "Please don't say anything to anyone as he's only just got the job last week Tuesday and he's worried he'll get fired if anyone finds out about the leak, plus I promised him I wouldn't say a thing!!"

    So you post about it on the very forums where your friend works?  This is a troll post for sure.....
  • ohgrantohgrant Posts: 179
    Art3mis
    edited February 11


  • MAC_MAN86MAC_MAN86 Posts: 2,262
    Wintermute
    FFS close thread omg
  • nalex66nalex66 Posts: 4,879 Volunteer Moderator
    edited February 11
    Rolz said:
    Release date Q3 2022 for Rift S??
    I'll have well and truly jumped to another device by then...


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  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 6,774 Volunteer Moderator
    This is actually quite funny, mind you since it's a very well constructed bit of satire I am moving to off topic. But yeah .. nice.
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  • KlodsBrikKlodsBrik Posts: 1,193
    Wintermute
    Not to happy :(

    Be good, die great !
  • TomCgcmfcTomCgcmfc Posts: 1,369
    Project 2501
    Probably need to wait until the current Oculus Home update 1.37 is out of PTC.  I have this and I noticed on the settings/general tab at the bottom where you can disable safety warnings there 2x separate ones for; Rift + Controllers, and Rift-S + Controllers.  Hopefully we will all know in the next day or 2.

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  • SkScotcheggSkScotchegg Posts: 1,231
    Wintermute
    KlodsBrik said:
    Not to happy :(


    You mean because it says 21st may?
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  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 14,523 Valuable Player
    Just 3 weeks away! Gives us plenty of time to hand out with family and friends for an extra 3 weeks before we vanish forever in the world of VR.
    ;)
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  • saami81saami81 Posts: 155
    Art3mis
    Pre-ordered Rift-S. It was tough call between Quest and S, but inside-out tracking with laptop and slightly clearer image than OG Rift turned scale to S.
  • DTHDTH Posts: 256
    Nexus 6
    I just pre-ordered my Rift-S.  I know I should have checked my PD but bought in impulse. 
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