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Facebook is discontinuing the Oculus Rift S

The Verge Wednesday, 16 September 2020 ()
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Facebook-owned virtual reality company Oculus is ending sales of the Rift S headset next spring. It’s retiring the PC-based VR device to focus on the standalone Oculus Quest 2, which can also be tethered to a computer through Oculus’ Link feature.

Quest 2 product manager Prabhu Parthasarathy calls the Quest 2’s release “the right moment for us to move to a single headset.” Link, which uses a USB-C cable to support PC VR games on the Quest, was launched experimentally for the original Quest in 2019. The feature will emerge from beta later this year, officially making the $299 Quest 2 a dual-purpose headset.

"The Quest 2 is officially convertible"

The Quest 2 will connect to PCs through the same Oculus app as the Rift. And Parthasarathy...
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