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Oculus Connect 5 will tell us the future of VR

kevinw729kevinw729 Posts: 5,805 Valuable Player
edited June 2018 in General

Oculus says it'll preview the next five years of Virtual Reality at Oculus Connect 5, on Sept. 26-27 in San Jose, California.

The Facebook-owned brand hosts its Oculus Connect conference every year, where it shows off its new developments in the world of VR. Curious what Facebook has in mind for the next stage of VR? Oculus Connect is probably the best place to find out.

Oculus says that it'll use Connect 5 to celebrate how much VR has accomplished in the past five years. It also claims it will "offer a sneak peek at what to expect in the next five years to come." We're eager to find out what that means.

Last year, Oculus unveiled the Oculus Go at Connect 4. The Oculus Go doesn't require you to be tethered to a phone/PC/gaming console and only costs $200, which makes it one of the best VR setups for the masses.

At Oculus Connect 3, the company announced VR chats for up to eight people and a release date for the Oculus Touch controllers to help navigate VR.

We'll find out what comes next in September.


https://www.cnet.com/news/oculus-connect-5-will-tell-us-the-future-of-vr-on-september-26-27/
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  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 6,776 Volunteer Moderator
    Exciting times! Thanks for posting that.

    Let the speculations begin! :) 
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  • kevinw729kevinw729 Posts: 5,805 Valuable Player
    Exciting times! Thanks for posting that. 

    My pleasure - this will be very interesting as it may be the first OC I attend personally, as there will be some announcements taking place relevant to our business. Interesting times indeed!  B)
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  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 6,776 Volunteer Moderator
    kevinw729 said:
    Exciting times! Thanks for posting that. 

    My pleasure - this will be very interesting as it may be the first OC I attend personally, as there will be some announcements taking place relevant to our business. Interesting times indeed!  B)
    Excellent, if you do, make sure to post some of the behind the scenes stuff from the event :)
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  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 7,990 Valuable Player
    Forget about what @LZoltowski just said. He's a crazy fool.

    What you MUST do is kidnap Brendan Iribe and brutally torture him until he reveals what's coming as far as the CV2 is concerned and when it's planned to be released.
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  • MorgrumMorgrum Posts: 1,809 Valuable Player
    snowdog said:
    Forget about what @LZoltowski just said. He's a crazy fool.

    What you MUST do is kidnap Brendan Iribe and brutally torture him until he reveals what's coming as far as the CV2 is concerned and when it's planned to be released.
    Wait VRgirl is that you?????????
    WAAAGH!
  • bigmike20vtbigmike20vt Posts: 4,291 Valuable Player
    edited June 2018
    kevinw729 said:
    Exciting times! Thanks for posting that. 

    My pleasure - this will be very interesting as it may be the first OC I attend personally, as there will be some announcements taking place relevant to our business. Interesting times indeed!  B)
    Positive hat on. CV 2 details announced for 2019 release with prototype of CV2 teased
    Negative hat on. Half Dome shown again as the what to expect in 5 years and just mobile vr any time soon

    I predict somewhere in middle but I hope CV2 is (even end of) next year (esp as I will have a new gtx 1180 to test out )

    Fiat Coupe, gone. 350Z gone. Dirty nappies, no sleep & practical transport incoming. Thank goodness for VR :)
  • vanfanelvanfanel Posts: 180
    Art3mis
    I predict:

    • Santa Cruz info including official name and possible release date (spring 2019)
    • More Santa Cruz titles and playable demos
    • Another video tease of Rift CV2
    • New trailers and playable demos for upcoming rift/go titles (including respawn game)
    • More oculus home/dash improvements
    • New abrash talk on "next" 5 years
    • Surprise news (price drop, new hardware or unannounced AAA game)

  • RorschachPhoenixRorschachPhoenix Posts: 1,594 Valuable Player
    I think this year they will talk a lot about new technologies. And what will happen in the future. And next year this future will happen. I still predict CV2 end of 2019. And it will be good.
    Excuse my bad english. I speak to you through the google translator. :P
  • Digikid1Digikid1 Posts: 2,475 Valuable Player
    I just want them to ditch that crappy horrible controller design for SC. If they do that then that’s fantastic. 
  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 6,776 Volunteer Moderator
    edited June 2018
    Digikid1 said:
    I just want them to ditch that crappy horrible controller design for SC. If they do that then that’s fantastic. 
    You mean the rings being up top? You do know it's because the cameras on the headset have to see the IR lights on the controllers? It's the same grip as touch, now the thumbsticks are back, the only thing different is the inverted rings.
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  • Digikid1Digikid1 Posts: 2,475 Valuable Player
    Digikid1 said:
    I just want them to ditch that crappy horrible controller design for SC. If they do that then that’s fantastic. 
    You mean the rings being up top? You do know it's because the cameras on the headset have to see the IR lights on the controllers? It's the same grip as touch, now the thumbsticks are back, the only thing different is the inverted rings.
    Which will make them far more breakable and a lot more ugly.  They can design a MUCH better design and keep the same function.
  • vanfanelvanfanel Posts: 180
    Art3mis
    edited June 2018
    Digikid1 said:
    Digikid1 said:
    I just want them to ditch that crappy horrible controller design for SC. If they do that then that’s fantastic. 
    You mean the rings being up top? You do know it's because the cameras on the headset have to see the IR lights on the controllers? It's the same grip as touch, now the thumbsticks are back, the only thing different is the inverted rings.
    Which will make them far more breakable and a lot more ugly.  They can design a MUCH better design and keep the same function.

    Considering how durable the current touch controllers are I think they understand durability and can maintain it using the SC design.  As for ugly I think it looks fine.  Aside from the ring position it's literally identical to touch.  But who cares...it's VR.  You won't even see it.  With the current grip design and move to a thumbstick it'll maintain parity with touch and will feel exactly the same while in VR.
  • MradrMradr Posts: 4,178 Valuable Player
    edited June 2018
    I don't think looks have to do with anything VR really - if anyone is talking about looks it's usually follow up with a design problem such as the pimax VR headset - it's just so big and bulky while looking silly because of it. Big and bulky is the design problem. They had to make it a bit longer so they can fit in the right size of lens in to bend the image around. Other wise, what does look have to do with VR? You can't see yourself so most of the time it won't matter how something is shape if it it gives a return into function.


    Oculus CV2/half dome looks like instead they went with the same size - but push the limits up to 140 FOV witch is great - no compromise with the shape to make that happen. In the future - I can see us getting stronger lens using "flat lens technology" that will result in even a smaller design for the same FOV or allow more FOV for the same size. This means we might have a wearable the size of typical glasses and a headset that allows full FOV (meaning it takes all of your FOV). What would be interesting is if they could go down this route would be: How they will want to blend PC-VR with mobile so that it is a easier transition not just for the gamer - but real world use. The ability to play using the PC while connected and then using it on the "go" when you leave.

    Im sure they will talk about PC VR - but I think OC5 will be more about SC more than anything. Even though SC makes sense to make from a position of market - I just find it hard for them to want to talk about it and then get a backlash from PC-VR over it. GO was fine with in its release cycle here and it makes sense from a mobile stand point enough that most people don't look at GO the same way they look at their CV. SC is to be somewhere in the middle - mean some will see it as a better go and wonder why they bought a go while others will not understand that SC is not PC-VR and wonder why they just didn't release a new VR headset for the PC. 

    CV3 will be a combo of both CV and SV - meaning it'll make more sense then to just combine the two just as I said above for their next (next?) release cycle of their CV lines. In the future - what will split the difference will be shape/size than it will be about what it can interface with. CV will be "bulky" compare to on the "go" headsets. That is my 10 year prediction:)
  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 7,990 Valuable Player
    We'll see both the Santa Cruz and CV2 at OC5. Santa Cruz will be released Q4 2018 and the CV2 will be released Q2 2019.
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  • RedRizlaRedRizla Posts: 7,938 Valuable Player
    edited June 2018
    There is no way they will release Santa Cruz and CV2 so close together. The reason being it might put someone off buying a Santa Cruz that owns a CV1. Well that's my thinking behind it.

    CV2 end of 2019..
  • MorgrumMorgrum Posts: 1,809 Valuable Player

    So many predictions just let it happen man.
    WAAAGH!
  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 7,990 Valuable Player
    RedRizla said:
    There is no way they will release Santa Cruz and CV2 so close together. The reason being it might put someone off buying a Santa Cruz that owns a CV1. Well that's my thinking behind it.

    CV2 end of 2019..

    There isn't going to be a problem releasing them close together because both are aimed at different demographics. The Santa Cruz is a standalone headset powered by mobile chipsets, not a high-end PC VR device.

    Oculus and Facebook know that competitors will be releasing 2K per eye high-end PC VR headsets next year and that they won't want current CV1 owners jumping ship and leaving the Oculus ecosystem for SteamVR.
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  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 7,990 Valuable Player
    RedRizla said:
    There is no way they will release Santa Cruz and CV2 so close together. The reason being it might put someone off buying a Santa Cruz that owns a CV1. Well that's my thinking behind it.

    CV2 end of 2019..

    There isn't going to be a problem releasing them close together because both are aimed at different demographics. The Santa Cruz is a standalone headset powered by mobile chipsets, not a high-end PC VR device.

    Oculus and Facebook know that competitors will be releasing 2K per eye high-end PC VR headsets next year and that they won't want current CV1 owners jumping ship and leaving the Oculus ecosystem for SteamVR.
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  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 6,776 Volunteer Moderator
    snowdog said:
    RedRizla said:
    There is no way they will release Santa Cruz and CV2 so close together. The reason being it might put someone off buying a Santa Cruz that owns a CV1. Well that's my thinking behind it.

    CV2 end of 2019..

    There isn't going to be a problem releasing them close together because both are aimed at different demographics. The Santa Cruz is a standalone headset powered by mobile chipsets, not a high-end PC VR device.

    Oculus and Facebook know that competitors will be releasing 2K per eye high-end PC VR headsets next year and that they won't want current CV1 owners jumping ship and leaving the Oculus ecosystem for SteamVR.
    It's a bit like Apple releasing iPhone 8 and iPhone X ....  at the same time
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  • RedRizlaRedRizla Posts: 7,938 Valuable Player
    edited June 2018
    @snowdog - well I'm just looking at it from my perspective. If Santa Cruz and CV2 were a year apart I might consider a Santa Cruz. But something near Six months apart and I would wait for CV2. To me it's a bit like those people who own a Rift already and have purchased an Oculus GO, if you get my drift..
  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 7,990 Valuable Player
    Why on earth would you consider a Santa Cruz instead of a CV2? It isn't a high-end PC VR headset. You'd be better off getting a high-end PC VR headset from one of Oculus' competitors like Pimax.
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  • MradrMradr Posts: 4,178 Valuable Player
    edited June 2018
    snowdog said:
    Why on earth would you consider a Santa Cruz instead of a CV2? It isn't a high-end PC VR headset. You'd be better off getting a high-end PC VR headset from one of Oculus' competitors like Pimax.
    For us yes CV2 > a SC, but if you are a n avg Joe looking at it the first time - would you know all the key differences and fully understand what you are getting along with not getting? I am going to guess not. SC is the "in the middle" talk and people are going to take that it is what PC can do as well. We know better - but Joe Blow really doesn't and that is going to cause the problems right there when they do learn and want something different instead or say xyz wasn't good enough when they were better off starting out with a SC or a CV2 instead. This year is SC and GO and next will be CV2 I am going to bet.
  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 16,678 Valuable Player
    edited June 2018
    "Oculus will tell us the future of VR"

    There. Just had to fix the thread title.
    :p
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