Oculus announces new VR headset prototype: Crescent Bay

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Oculus has announced a new prototype called Crescent Bay, another step towards the consumer version of its virtual reality headset. “It’s as big of a leap as we made from DK1 to DK2,” says Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe, referring to the first two versions of the Rift development kit. The new headset features 360-degree tracking, letting the Rift’s external camera track the back of the headset as well as the front, making it easier for people to move without feeling constrained by staying in the camera’s range. It’s supposed to have improved weight and ergonomics — “it is much lighter. Thank god,” says Iribe. And for the first time, it includes integrated headphones. Crescent Bay was announced at the Oculus Connect developer conference in…

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