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Oculus Rift S to be released late May according to the Microsoft Store

Will most likely be revealed at the F8 developer conference.

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Image: Oculus

The Oculus Rift S virtual reality headset will officially go on sale on May 21 on the Microsoft Store for $399.

This news comes in light of a recent page in the Microsoft Store which listed the VR headset as available for preorder on Tuesday. However, the listing suddenly became out of stock and the page become ‘unavailable’ soon after that.

Oculus and Microsoft both have not yet responded to a request for comment. However, more information regarding the device will be hopefully revealed at Facebook’s F8 developer conference, which is set to take place this Tuesday.

Check out the reveal video for the Oculus Rift S

Here’s a quick recap of the Oculus Rift S. It was first unveiled at GDC (Game Developers Conference) in March. The device sports self-contained tracking, a higher-resolution display and also features a new design compared to the original PC-connected Oculus Rift headset. Along with the Oculus Rift S, the company also introduced the Oculus Quest which will be a standalone, self-contained mobile VR system.

As Joe writes in his report of the new Oculus, “The Rift S improves on the original in just about every way. Higher-resolution screens, more comfort, a quicker-to-adjust mounting strap, and built-in tracking so you don’t need external cameras.”

Let’s hope the F8 conference sheds a bit more light as to when the Oculus Rift S will be released.

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Murtaza is a Computer Science student who takes immense interest in mobile technology. He believes the future of computing lies in smartphones because ARM architecture will eventually take over. He also loves to tinker with ROMs and kernels keeping up with the latest in smartphones.

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