There was a lot of very exciting news at the Facebook F8 conference this week! Mark Zuckerberg and the Oculus team discussed the release of their affordable VR Headset the ‘Oculus Go‘ which is now available to consumers.
Besides this, Oculus announced what appears to be a future generation Rift headset codenamed Half-Dome. With Half-Dome, Oculus seems to be working on a technological overhaul that involves a ton of innovations like varifocal display to bring even more immersion to the VR content. Besides this, the headset will also have a 140-degree field-of-view and eye-tracking capabilities.
Understanding the Varifocal Display
The varifocal Display has been developed to overcome the focusing limitations of existing hardware. Currently, VR headset manufacturers place objects at a two-meter distance in order to prevent users from getting any eye-focusing issues.
Maria Fernandez Guajardo, Head of Product Management, Core Tech at Oculus, during her presentation said that these limitations restrict the realistic feel in VR, especially while watching closeup objects like notes.
In order to tackle this, the Half-Dome VR headset features a ‘varifocal display’ that can physically move back and forth in order to dynamically shift the focus of the optical system. This way users will also get a realistic experience by focusing on close-up objects. Guajardo said that this system has optimized mechanical design such that it doesn’t make any noticeable noise or vibrations when the components move.
It looks like the varifocal display will certainly make it more exciting to watch the nipples of your favorite stars in VR Porn.
Maria also said that the form factor of the Half-Dome VR Headset is quite similar to existing headsets. The size and weight are very close to current hardware despite the headset’s extra components. The Half-Dome will have a wide 140-degree field-of-view using Fresnel lenses and additional eye-tracking technology.
Oculus has been seriously working on improving VR-display technology over the past few years. A few months back the R&D Division of Oculus recently published a paper highlighting the details for multi-focal display technology that can feature eye-tracking assistance.
The company is also said to be working on one of its most high-end VR headset projects ‘Santa Cruz‘ which is a completely standalone VR headset featuring inside-out tracking capabilities and a head-mounted mobile processor to drive the graphics requirements.
While all these projects are currently in the pipeline, we can currently enjoy the new Oculus Go! Don’t forget to check out our guide for watching VR Porn videos on this new headset.