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Oculus Connect 6 BINGO!

kevinw729kevinw729 Posts: 5,333 Valuable Player
edited August 2019 in General
Well it's that time again, always nice to have some fun, especially for those not able to attend this year's event. So it time to play..........

OculusVR Connect Bingo! (2019)
Can you pick the key phrases, activities, or omissions that will take place during the event - pick correctly and build a big score*

1 - Oculus will reveal a new version of the Quest [5,000 points]

2 - Oculus will reveal a new version of the Rift-S [10,000 points] 

3 - No mention of the GearVR made on stage [5,000 points]

4 - Oculus reveals multi-player game for Quest [5,000 Points]

5 - Oculus presents demonstration of new Half-Dome prototype [10,000 Points]

6 - Oculus announces brand and name change [10,000 Points]

7 - Oculus reveals new partnership with AAA games studio [5,000 Points]

8 - Oculus announces new 5G version of the Oculus Go [10,000 Points]

9 - No mention of Microsoft partnership on Next-Gen console [10,000 Points]

10 - Oculus reveals new price bundle for Rift-S [5,000 Points]

11 - Oculus reveals a new Augmented Reality feature for Quest [10,000 Points]
**Note - was messaged that I should include this, as it is one of the rumors!!

So this is my first pass at possible outcomes - have I missed any obvious ones?
Please add your suggestions. Lets see who is the winner!*


(* No prizes or awards will be given for big scores, player takes part at own risk )
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  • hoppingbunny123hoppingbunny123 Posts: 875
    Trinity
    edited August 2019
    lets do some math to figure out the likely candidate

    the oculus gear vr <= oculus go <= oculus quest <= rift s = 3 or 4 types of the same machine, rift s is a fancy oculus go.
    oculus rift >= oculus rift s = 2 types of the same machine

    so i vote oculus rift gets a new version like oculus quest was to oculus go, adjustable ipd, better lenses, larger fov, less sde

  • kevinw729kevinw729 Posts: 5,333 Valuable Player
    Really like your postulating @hoppingbunny123 - there had been rumors of an internal debate to create a Quest that acted like a Rift-S - with a interchangeable lead that connected with a PC (slave) and also charged the unit. I suppose you could go the other way and have a Rift-S with a interchangeable cable? 

    The only flaw with this thinking is the Lenovo component. Any of this would have to roll them into the development, and we know they are less than happy with VR in general. As with the Chinese manufacturers of the Oculus Go (Xiaomi) pulling out of future support [Link], Lenovo have been cool on discussing their future plans. But Oculus could take back control, (or this could be another speculation on the bingo card!)

    https://venturebeat.com/2019/08/05/xiaomi-reportedly-disbands-mi-vr-team-but-facebook-is-still-backing-oculus-go/

    I still prefer the Quest/Rift-S hybrid - that can address the concerns over the performance limitations, and be a proper future-proofed design - say with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855.
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  • NeokinNeokin Posts: 94
    Hiro Protagonist
    3 - No mention of the GearVR made on stage [5,000 points]
    4 - Oculus reveals multi-player game for Quest [5,000 Points]
    7 - Oculus reveals new partnership with AAA games studio [5,000 Points]
    9 - No mention of Microsoft partnership on Next-Gen console [10,000 Points]

    But my biggest bet is Facebook announcing their metaverse, accessible from any VR headset, and with Libra as global currency inside.
  • kevinw729kevinw729 Posts: 5,333 Valuable Player
    Sadly @Neokin - I think the US federal government have push a stake into Libra!

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  • SkScotcheggSkScotchegg Posts: 1,328
    Project 2501
    edited August 2019
    Here's my picks:

    3 - No mention of the GearVR made on stage [5,000 points]

    4 - Oculus reveals multi-player game for Quest [5,000 Points]

    5 - Oculus presents demonstration of new Half-Dome prototype [10,000 Points]

    7 - Oculus reveals new partnership with AAA games studio [5,000 Points]

    9 - No mention of Microsoft partnership on Next-Gen console [10,000 Points]

    10 - Oculus reveals new price bundle for Rift-S [5,000 Points]

    I hope we finally get a release date for Stormland and Asgard's Wrath because it feels like we've been waiting forever. Oh and also Lone Echo 2.

    And yeah would be amazing if they released details that they were working on Rift CV2 that beats Valve Index in every way.
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  • kevinw729kevinw729 Posts: 5,333 Valuable Player
    Someone suggested that we should add another:

    12 - Carmack does not appear on stage / or attends OC6 [10,000 Points]

    Agree?
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  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 5,848 Valuable Player
    edited August 2019
    That was easy:

    3 - No mention of the GearVR made on stage [5,000 points]
    4 - Oculus reveals multi-player game for Quest [5,000 Points]
    7 - Oculus reveals new partnership with AAA games studio [5,000 Points]
    9 - No mention of Microsoft partnership on Next-Gen console [10,000 Points]

    Where do I pick up my price?  :D

    Argh - Neokin read my post, jumped in his time machine and copied my answers  :# Isn't that against the rules??
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  • kevinw729kevinw729 Posts: 5,333 Valuable Player
    [Rules - ......... [clause 2.1a - use of time travel devices in order to cheat the competition will result in termination.]
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  • dburnedburne Posts: 3,738 Valuable Player
    I would say there will be no mention or focus on a new or updated Rift headset, it will all be about mobile/stand alone and software.
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  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 5,848 Valuable Player
    dburne said:
    I would say there will be no mention or focus on a new or updated Rift headset, it will all be about mobile/stand alone and software.
    They might say a few words about their new Lenovo hmd, but I too think the main focus will be Quest.
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  • RedRizlaRedRizla Posts: 7,358 Valuable Player
    dburne said:
    I would say there will be no mention or focus on a new or updated Rift headset, it will all be about mobile/stand alone and software.
    I hope we get some idea of what they are going to talk about before it starts. Because if all they are going to talk about is Oculus Quest then I'll give it a miss.
  • kevinw729kevinw729 Posts: 5,333 Valuable Player
    RedRizla said:
    ...
    I hope we get some idea of what they are going to talk about before it starts. Because if all they are going to talk about is Oculus Quest then I'll give it a miss.

    I agree this would be nice @RedRizla - but for the past Oculus Connects they have kept the core reveals close to their chest, while you can go off and look at the side presentation topics on the feed. It would be a "Disney" level mistake if they focused wholly on Quest, I think we all can agree on that - and would lend credence to the realisation that high-end PC VR is not in their future. Lets hope this is not the case. 

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  • kevinw729kevinw729 Posts: 5,333 Valuable Player
    edited September 2019
    Was at a UK consumer game trade event last night and one of the attendees suggested we add two additional topics:

    13 - Oculus reveals an updated version of Oculus Quest [5,000 Points]

    14 - Oculus reveals new agreement with retail store [5,000 Points]

    Anyone not agree with adding these?
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  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 6,774 Volunteer Moderator
    @kevinw729 Carmack is confirmed for OC6 for more than one session.
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  • kevinw729kevinw729 Posts: 5,333 Valuable Player
    edited September 2019
    @kevinw729 Carmack is confirmed for OC6 for more than one session.
    Wow, long time no talk - great to see you again.
    Sorry, which topic stated that Carmack was not going to attend - I missed that?
    Okay, found it - typing while on the road. Yeah, that was a long shot.
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  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 6,774 Volunteer Moderator
    kevinw729 said:
    Someone suggested that we should add another:

    12 - Carmack does not appear on stage / or attends OC6 [10,000 Points]

    Agree?

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  • OmegaM4NOmegaM4N Posts: 827
    3Jane
    You missed a phrase.....

    12 - Oculus announces support for the CV1 will end in December 31 2019 and anyone that is not happy with it can go suck a egg........but thanks for the cash suckers. Mahahah  (Points 1,000,000) lol

  • inovatorinovator Posts: 2,557 Valuable Player
    Oc announces next gen coming out in 6 months with 300 fov 400 refresh rate and 20 k res and will do all that on a 1050
  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 5,848 Valuable Player
    edited September 2019
    inovator said:
    Oc announces next gen coming out in 6 months with 300 fov 400 refresh rate and 20 k res and will do all that on a 1050
    And still it would not be true gen 2, right? ;)

    Humans don't need more than 220 degrees fov, probably a waste to do 300 degrees. Some pilots may be be able to subconsciously detect little more than 200 fps, so more than 240 Hz are probably a complete waste. 20K res could work though - and of course getting it all to run on GTX 1050, lol. 

    I wonder how many will be able to detect the difference between 144fps in 144Hz and 240fps in 240Hz...
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  • RattyUKRattyUK Posts: 1,190
    Wintermute
    Oculus announce that Windows 7 will not be supported after 31st Jan 2020 for any of their HMD's...
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  • nalex66nalex66 Posts: 5,619 Volunteer Moderator
    RattyUK said:
    Oculus announce that Windows 7 will not be supported after 31st Jan 2020 for any of their HMD's...
    It's actually happening as of Jan 14th 2020.
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  • inovatorinovator Posts: 2,557 Valuable Player
    RuneSR2 said:
    inovator said:
    Oc announces next gen coming out in 6 months with 300 fov 400 refresh rate and 20 k res and will do all that on a 1050
    And still it would not be true gen 2, right? ;)

    Humans don't need more than 220 degrees fov, probably a waste to do 300 degrees. Some pilots may be be able to subconsciously detect little more than 200 fps, so more than 240 Hz are probably a complete waste. 20K res could work though - and of course getting it all to run on GTX 1050, lol. 

    I wonder how many will be able to detect the difference between 144fps in 144Hz and 240fps in 240Hz...
    Was just joking. 
  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 5,848 Valuable Player
    inovator said:
    RuneSR2 said:
    inovator said:
    Oc announces next gen coming out in 6 months with 300 fov 400 refresh rate and 20 k res and will do all that on a 1050
    And still it would not be true gen 2, right? ;)

    Humans don't need more than 220 degrees fov, probably a waste to do 300 degrees. Some pilots may be be able to subconsciously detect little more than 200 fps, so more than 240 Hz are probably a complete waste. 20K res could work though - and of course getting it all to run on GTX 1050, lol. 

    I wonder how many will be able to detect the difference between 144fps in 144Hz and 240fps in 240Hz...
    Was just joking. 

    I know ;)
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  • kevinw729kevinw729 Posts: 5,333 Valuable Player

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  • kevinw729kevinw729 Posts: 5,333 Valuable Player
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  • inovatorinovator Posts: 2,557 Valuable Player
    edited September 2019
    kevinw729 ....
  • kevinw729kevinw729 Posts: 5,333 Valuable Player
    inovator said:
    kevinw729 ....

    Yeah @inovator .... was there something you wanted to ask?

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  • inovatorinovator Posts: 2,557 Valuable Player
    No I changed my mind thanks
  • kevinw729kevinw729 Posts: 5,333 Valuable Player
     B) 
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  • kevinw729kevinw729 Posts: 5,333 Valuable Player

    Wow this is going to be a hard one to call. Can’t say in the years of running Oculus Connect Bingo we have had such close rulings.

    Oculus Connect Bingo 2019 – Results

    1 - Oculus will reveal a new version of the Quest [5,000 points]
    and
    13 - Oculus reveals an updated version of Oculus Quest [5,000 Points]

    Result – *Special Adjudication – 10,000 Points – While this many not be a new machine or version variant, the announcement of Quest Link was as momentous as a new product. The new capability of the system to plug directly into a VR capable PC and run Rift content had been dreamed of, especially after the announcement of a tethered feature for the HTC Cosmos,

     

    2 - Oculus will reveal a new version of the Rift-S [10,000 points]
    and
    10 - Oculus reveals new price bundle for Rift-S [5,000 Points]

    Result - NO POINTS – Rather that promising a new Rift-S the event made a point of limited mention, with only the news of 60% of users of Rift-S being new to OculusVR – with no representation from Lenovo seen publicly at the event – and the Oculus Quest offered up with its own new PC Link feature which questioned the need for the Rift-S from many sources.

     

    3 - No mention of the GearVR made on stage [5,000 points]

    Result - 5,000 Points – Based on the comments by recently departed employees, there was no love lost between Samsung and OculusVR, so it was little surprise that like with the low-key mention of Rift-S, no one mentioned the GearVR officially. Rumors of Minecraft on the Oculus Go after being released on the GearVR was even not talked about.

     

    4 - Oculus reveals multi-player game for Quest [5,000 Points]

    Result – 5,000 Points - Not really what many of the VR community had expected, but known by many in the Enterprise scene – it was revealed that the Oculus Business division had been working on a new multi-player feature, with games, to be added to a new Enterprise only version of the Quest. But surprisingly it was revealed that this would not be shown till November – when already several manufacturers partnered to this agreement have revealed the platform.

     

    5 - Oculus presents demonstration of new Half-Dome prototype [10,000 Points]

    Result – 10,000 Point – We are being quite generous with the term “demonstration”, but OC6 saw presentations of what Half-Dome has been not only, but its successors Half-Dome 2 and even Half-Dome 3. The images shared showed interesting systems – though information on an actual product resulting from this research was vague at best – fingers crossed for OC7.

     

    6 - Oculus announces brand and name change [10,000 Points]

    Result – NO POINTS – No matter the rumor mill, and the sudden appearance of new “Facebook VR” business cards by previous OculusVR executives, it seems that Facebook are contented to leave well alone.

     

    7 - Oculus reveals new partnership with AAA games studio(s) [5,000 Points]

    Result – 5,000 Points – Big announcements included the reveal of the new Respawn Entertainment release as an exclusive (based on Medal of Honour). Also included were partnerships with Unreal and Unity over the new mixed reality capture concept.

     

    8 - Oculus announces new 5G version of the Oculus Go [10,000 Points]

    Result – NO POINTS – While there was an announcement about the ability to port games across to the Quest, the possibility of supporting a 5G solution for the remaining Oculus Go userbase that is not now considering rushing out to get a Quest was revealed at this time.

     

    9 - No mention of Microsoft partnership on Next-Gen console [10,000 Points]

    Result -NO-POINTS – Well anyone that seriously thought that the Microsoft deal was still a thing, and that there would have been an announcement about the Xbox Project Scarlett having OculuVR support was misguided or just emotionally invested. All that said, I am sure there will be a subreddit group soon that claims the Quest Link cable will be able to plug into the new console for some sweet console VR!

     

    11 - Oculus reveals a new Augmented Reality feature for Quest [10,000 Points]

    Result – 10,000 Points – Those that picked this picked well, as it was revealed from the great man himself that they are working on hybrid AR/VR glasses, in partnership with a division of Ray Bands that will be revealed next year.

     

    12 - Carmack does not appear on stage / or attends OC6 [10,000 Points]

    Result – NO POINTS – This was one of those weird long shot suggested – to be frank it would be a shattering situation if the executive responsible for so much of the drive of the operation did not take some stage time, and also did his well respected chat with new developers.

     

    14 - Oculus reveals new agreement with retail store [5,000 Points]

    Result – NO POINTS – A weird rumor going around after the situation with BestBuy seemed a little confused, with display stations in some stores empty of VR hardware. But nothing was revealed during OC6 so this was not confirmed.

     

    Well these are the adjudications – how well did you do? Send in your scores.
    If you have any challenges fell free and see if you can sway the judges mind.

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