Facebook to discontinue Oculus Rift S, will no longer develop PC-only VR hardware

Fb is backing clear of PC-bound VR fully, quietly saying all through Fb Attach lately that it is going to not broaden PC-only VR hardware.

The corporate explains that it sees the way forward for VR as standalone units like its freshly introduced Oculus Quest 2, quite than thru units sure to and powered by way of PCs. On account of this, Fb now plans to finish gross sales of its present flagship PC VR headset, the Oculus Rift S, in 2021.

This all could be regarding to builders that experience poured money and time into growing for PC VR, however whilst its enhance for the hardware is finishing, Fb says it nonetheless plans to enhance the Rift platform and release high-end PC VR video games “smartly into the long run.”

More likely to assist alleviate those issues, Fb additionally introduced that its Oculus Hyperlink tech will go out beta this autumn and make allowance Quest customers to glue the headset to their PCs and play video games firstly advanced for the Oculus Rift line.

As a part of that, an replace heading to the Quest subsequent yr will merge the 2 recreation libraries into the Quest UI and make allowance each standalone VR and PC VR video games to coexist within the software’s interface.

“Over the last yr, we’ve heard from builders and the VR neighborhood alike that Quest delivers at the promise of VR higher than every other headset,” reads a weblog put up from Fb. “It provides flexibility and luxury whilst letting other folks experience each wi-fi Quest titles and the most efficient of high-powered PC VR (thru Oculus Hyperlink), all with a unmarried all-in-one headset. That is the way forward for VR.”


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