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Oculus Rift S

Oculus Rift S: An Advanced VR Gaming Headset

The future of PC VR gaming is finally here. We've teamed up with leading VR developer Oculus to create the Oculus Rift S headset — a next-generation device that doubles down on what made the original Rift so innovative. Get into the game with a fully immersive VR experience.

What is the Oculus Rift S?

To follow up the Rift, Oculus partnered with Lenovo to help improve the new headset design. The Oculus Rift S includes high-resolution VR goggles with a built-in tracking system, so the device doesn't require external cameras. You can enjoy full-body movement that feels fully immersive.
Sporting 2560 x 1440 resolution, the Rift S' next-gen lenses deliver incredible colors without the "screen-door" effect. These lenses work seamlessly with your PC to deliver smooth gameplay at high frame rates, whether you're on a laptop or desktop. There's also positional audio built right into the headset, surrounding you with rich sound, so that you know what direction the enemy's coming from. Finally, the Rift S' new halo headband makes it easy to secure the VR headset for a comfortable fit. Simply twist the fit wheel until the headband feels snug, and then get back to the game.

Endless Possibilities with Virtual Reality. Ever wanted to play a tennis match with the likes of Maria Sharapova, or save the world with the Avengers? VR technology has made the impossible possible, thanks to amazing content now available to let users virtually experience stuff they could only dream of. With the help of add-on features or accessories, such as a surround sound audio system or gloves with attached sensors detecting hand movements along with wands and treadmills, VR enthusiasts can enjoy an alternate reality and an entirely different world.

What You Can Do With the Oculus Rift S

Gaming with the Oculus Rift S is a joy, because the new Oculus Insight tracking system doesn't require external sensors. You can face any direction and move around the room in seamless VR. Meanwhile, the updated Oculus Touch controllers fit comfortably in your hands, allowing you to hack and slash with incredible precision. You can enjoy the Oculus Store's full content library with the Rift S, including exclusive titles like Asgard's Wrath and Lone Echo II. You also have access to the full SteamVR library, so the Rift S offers the widest gaming selection on the VR market. It's an embarrassment of riches.

Is the Oculus Rift S The VR Headset For You?

Ultimately, the Oculus Rift S is designed for PC gamers who want a fully immersive VR experience. You'll need a PC with a capable graphics card (NVIDIA GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon RX 480 or greater), CPU (4th generation Intel or better), and at least 8GB of RAM. Click here to download Oculus' compatibility tool to see if your Windows PC is VR ready. For those who prefer a more casual experience, the Oculus Quest does not require a PC to run. Designed more like a gaming console, the Quest offers less customization, but it's a great option for newcomers.

The Rise of Oculus Rift. You’ve probably already heard the story, but in the 2010s, Oculus VR, a start-up company decided to release a Kickstarter project for their Oculus Rift virtual reality goggles. Little known to them, the device kickstarted the industry of virtual reality again.

Lenovo and Oculus

We're proud to partner with Oculus on the Rift S' design and manufacturing process. By combining our strengths, we've designed a more ergonomic headband for comfortable play, incorporated tracking and positional audio into the device, and so much more. This is the next generation of VR.

In a surprise twist, it’s been developed in partnership with Lenovo. Oculus says it struck a deal with the electronics giant to help it speed up manufacturing and to improve upon the design of the original Rift.

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