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Oculus discontinues the best VR option soon

cybernettr
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Facebook To Discontinue Oculus Rift S Beginning 2021

https://vrscout.com/news/facebook-end-sales-of-oculus-rift-s/
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Double_Shot
Level 5

JD-UK said:

Funny how people mention armchair experts in a derogatory way and then start to tell us all "how it will be".

Calling Rift S the best VR option is narrow-minded to say the least. Might be the best Oculus PCVR option (edit depending on what you want out of VR) - but that's as far as it goes.


Well since this is an Oculus site for Oculus users I made the assumption the OP was referring to Oculus equipment and posted accordingly.  You're feeling targeted for some reason, not sure why but hey, if the shoe fits, wear it I guess.  (shrug)

Also, please note I said "I think" before stating an opinion.  I never stated this is how things WILL be.   Reading comprehension's a good thing.

JohnnyDioxin
Level 11
He didn't say the best Oculus headset. And many headsets are discussed in this forum but if you feel you have to justify his statement, be my guest. Good night. You may now ease your ego with whatever reposte you like - I'm outta here.

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Double_Shot
Level 5

JD-UK said:

He didn't say the best Oculus headset. And many headsets are discussed in this forum but if you feel you have to justify his statement, be my guest. Good night. You may now ease your ego with whatever reposte you like - I'm outta here.


hahaha  ok man whatever gets you through the night.  (rolling eyes)

TomCgcmfc
Level 16


Facebook To Discontinue Oculus Rift S Beginning 2021

https://vrscout.com/news/facebook-end-sales-of-oculus-rift-s/


I don't think that there is an official FB statement regarding this yet.  Posting Fake News is not very useful imho.
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https://www.vrfocus.com/2020/09/oculus-rift-s-is-being-discontinued-in-spring-2021/
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TomCgcmfc
Level 16
I’ll believe this when it’s officially announced.
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kojack
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I've seen a few articles on the end of the Rift-S but none of them actually provide any source. So I did a little looking and found official word: https://www.oculus.com/blog/introducing-oculus-quest-2-the-next-generation-of-all-in-one-vr-gaming/
We’re going to focus on standalone VR headsets moving forward. We’ll no
longer pursue PC-only hardware, with sales of Rift S ending in 2021.
That said, the Rift Platform isn’t going anywhere. In fact, we've seen
significant growth in PC VR via Oculus Link, and the Rift Platform will
continue to grow while offering high-end PC VR experiences like Lone Echo II and Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond well into the future.
The important thing there is that it's PC-only hardware that's ending, not PC-only software.
If the comfort of the Quest 2 is better than Quest 1 and they can improve Link quality, then it has the potential of being a better PC headset than the Rift-S.

The CV1 is still better overall.



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cybernettr
Level 9

Zenbane said:
I never said that Rift "was not" the best VR option graphics-wise, so not sure why you're dropping my name in the comment.

Personally, I don't have an opinion on which VR HMD available today offers the overall best graphics. They all have their pro's and con's.


When Robo Recall was officially announced for the Quest, I wondered if the graphics would be as good as on the Rift and you said Robo Recall was not that cutting edge, so no problem!

Don't make me find the actual thread...

nalex66
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kojack said:

I've seen a few articles on the end of the Rift-S but none of them actually provide any source. So I did a little looking and found official word: https://www.oculus.com/blog/introducing-oculus-quest-2-the-next-generation-of-all-in-one-vr-gaming/
We’re going to focus on standalone VR headsets moving forward. We’ll no
longer pursue PC-only hardware, with sales of Rift S ending in 2021.
That said, the Rift Platform isn’t going anywhere. In fact, we've seen
significant growth in PC VR via Oculus Link, and the Rift Platform will
continue to grow while offering high-end PC VR experiences like Lone Echo II and Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond well into the future.
The important thing there is that it's PC-only hardware that's ending, not PC-only software.
If the comfort of the Quest 2 is better than Quest 1 and they can improve Link quality, then it has the potential of being a better PC headset than the Rift-S.

The CV1 is still better overall.

Thanks for finding that.

CV1 certainly has some better features, like true IPD adjustment with individual screens, and excellent onboard audio, but I'm really looking forward to the resolution bump of Quest 2. Once Link upgrades to 90 Hz and maximized Quest 2 resolution, I'm taking down my sensors and retiring my CV1.

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nalex66
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I wonder whether those Bionik Mantis PSVR headphones will easily mount onto the Quest 2 Elite strap? That would help with the audio issue, and they look like they're made for the Quest 2.
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Oculus Quest 2 Elite Strap Review A Great Add-On


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