Oculus new wireless prototype could be VRs next great leap
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Inside-out tracking is an almost magical phrase in VR. It refers to virtual reality that doesnt require external cameras or towers in order to let you move through digital space which, more than simple processing power or image quality, is the real difference between a mobile headset like the Gear VR and a top-of-the-line Rift or Vive. But thats what Oculus says its cracked with a new prototype, known as Santa Cruz.
Santa Cruz was shown briefly on stage at Oculus Connect today in a video, where it was described as a wireless, mid-range compromise between Gear VR and Rift. But it wasnt until afterwards that I was able to try it for myself. Hidden in a back hallway of the convention center, the demo booth is arranged like a…