Update: Oculus Quest Announcement. Shipping in the spring. Going to cost $399. No cables.
Inside out tracking. 360 audio. Touch controllers ala Rift.
Apparently 1 billion peoples are in VR. Someone needs to write a Fermi Paradox equivalent about this.
If the power is right balanced, it’s gonna be a success at that price
Wow. Is this QUEST the T288 some one is speaking of ?
Pimax, if not now when then??
Inside out tracking isn’t working well on wmr headsets, espacialy for controllers…
With the 4 wide angle cameras on the corners, it looks like it will be much better than WMR, but not Vavle good.
So… nearly identical display resolution for the FOV as the 5k+. Plus untethered, inside out tracking, controllers, and closed ecosystem for $400. Seems like a good deal.
I will probably pick it up.
nearly identical display resolution for the FOV as the 5k+ ?
Oculus Quest = 1600×1440 per eye VS Pimax 5k+ = 2560×1440 per eye
1600x1440 per eye for 95 degrees = 16.8 pixels per degree.
2560x1440 per eye at 150 degrees = 17 horizontal pixels per degree
The numbers I have seen for Vertical FOV is even higher… I’ve heard 120 degrees vertical in the 5k+ and I would assume that the vertical would be roughly 95 degrees for the quest… so it might even be clearer than the 5k+.
We would need to know the panel properties of the Quest though. (Pentile vs RGB stripe etc)
I travel for work, spend 24-48 hours in and out of airports/planes on my way to and from my destination. I also spend 4 months away from my gaming computer and soon to be Pimax headset each time.
I could use something thats portable and not shitty like the current phone vr solutions. This could be right up my alley. I personally don’t care about branding or ecosystems and just want to play VR while I’m traveling.
This is very very good for the growth of VR
This is great news for Pimax, either Valve comes with some surprise, which I doubt, or Pimax will dominate desktop VR easily at least during 2019 if they play their cards well.
1% of 1 billion people are in VR is what they showed… 99% won’t appreciate the dilemma of choosing a 5K+ or 8K!
2-3 years later and they still forced you to wear headset with goggle FOV lol. Pretty sad.
More FOV would be too much processing power for a Snapdragon 835.
No thanks, good bye narrow FOV
Pimax will dominate HIGH END desktop VR easily, because due to the low numbers this market is not interesting for large companies. Oculus built Quest because for most people even a GTX 1060 is too expensive.
In 2019 a VR rig appropriate for the Pimax 8K will cost (PC and headset) at least $3000
Oculus is trying to make VR go mainstream. You don’t do that with super expensive giant headsets that need 1080ti’s. They also said this is the last of their “first generation” headsets, and for next-gen, they’ve shown off a VR headset exactly the same size/shape as the Rift, but with 140 degrees FOV, and the ability to physically change focus in real-time based on where you look.
You can get a 1080ti for $500 right now which can run 95% of current VR games with a 8k, and even better with 5k, and CPU/memory are not so critical for VR, so you can build a $1000 computer that can run nearly every game.
Besides it’s early days, we now know that Pimax is working on a 70hz mode for better performance and they are actively working with brainwarp and it’s being tested right now at 65hz x 2 at 130hz together with PiTool improvements, so performance is going to imrpove even more.
Sorry but where is this 65hzx2 brainwrap info? I have not seen it, is it something I missed?