The Quest of Oculus

Every time Oculus brings a new idea in immersive tech and becomes the focal point of VR users. A new concept, Project Santa Cruz, was proposed in 2016 by Oculus. The aim was to develop an inside-out headset 6DOF tracking on both wireless headset and controllers. Oculus Quest, standalone high-tech VR headset, previously known as the Project Santa Cruz was the primary focus of attendees in the Oculus Connect 5.

Quest is equipped with lot of interesting features. One of the main characteristic of headset, inside-out, which is called “Insight” by Oculus, allows the user to move in large spaces. In addition, Quest is also equipped with upgraded Guardian system that helps to avoid bumping in multiple rooms. According to Oculus, the Guardian technology allows users to set up protective space in multiple rooms. Quest’s memory will remember and automatically detects the room where user is standing. Guardian technology makes a safe boundary by creating a virtual wall to prevent you from knocking down the monitor or bumping into the wall.

Insight has solve the problem of relying on external sensors. Large scale areas movement has been made easy with the installation of this property in Quest. “Arena-scale” tracking can be supported with the help of this latest Oculus headset. Not only the controllers but the environment around the headset is also tracked by four wide-angle cameras to check it location in the given space.

Official launching of Oculus Quest will happen in Spring 2019 and the price will be $400 only, a double of lower-end Go headset.