Rift S from Oculus promises comfort and convenience for gaming market

Oculus has released its new virtual reality (VR) headset, the Rift S, at GDC 2019 in San Francisco.

The Oculus Rift S—billed as a VR headset that combines the convenience of built-in Oculus Insight tracking technology with the full power of a PC—is launching soon, with a price tag of $399.

It’s compatible with the Rift platform and boasts improved optics and display technology that deliver a sharper picture with higher pixel density, according to Oculus.

Oculus has also partnered with Lenovo to design the new headset, which the Facebook-owned VR company says delivers increased comfort, better weight distribution and improved light blocking, as well as a simple, single-cable system for a clutter-free experience.

The headset features the same integrated audio system as Oculus Quest and Go, with a headphone jack allowing users to bring their own headphones to the experience.

The new headset includes Oculus Insight for inside-out tracking, which enables it to capture, trace and navigate physical spaces in real time.

Oculus has released a promo video for the Rift S: