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Oculus VR reveals new prototype Crescent Bay

Expands partnership with Unity

This morning in Hollywood Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe revealed a new prototype headset, the Crescent Bay. The new kit is a "huge step forward" and was available for developers at the show to try today.

The headset features new display technology, 360° head tracking, expanded positional tracking volume, dramatically improved weight and ergonomics, and high-quality integrated audio. Iribe called it a "massive leap" from the DK2.

The company also announced it was growing its relationship with Unity, with the addition of a a new dedicated Oculus add-on for both the free and Pro versions of the Unity platform.

"There are so many incredible VR projects on Unity, and this partnership will make it even easier to build more great experiences for the Oculus platform," said Brendan Iribe, Oculus CEO.

"We're thrilled to be working with Unity to put world-class tools in the hands of developers."

The company is currently holding its debut Oculus Connect developer conference in Hollywood and you can watch the livestream here. We're also tweeting over at @GIbiz.

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