Future Oculus Hardware Won't Lock You Out Of Games

"All of the content that works for Rifts is going to work on the next version."

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The fifth Oculus Connect conference is going on now, and it gave viewers their first look at the next iteration of Facebook's VR headset: the Oculus Quest. The device launches next spring and will have 50 titles available at launch, including the critically acclaimed Moss. While Facebook didn't reveal many more details about the launch lineup beyond that, it did confirm the device will support older Oculus games as well.

During his keynote address at the conference, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed that all Oculus content will be compatible with new versions of the headset. "Future versions of our product are going to be compatible with the old ones," Zuckerberg announced. "All of the content that works for Rifts is going to work on the next version."

Like the Oculus Go, the Oculus Quest is a wireless, standalone VR headset. It will cost $400 USD at launch and comes with 64 GB of storage and a pair of improved Touch controllers. These are more advanced than the ones packed in with the Go; while that device only had point-and-click controllers with three degrees of motion, the Quest's feature analog sticks, triggers, and six degrees of motion control.

Also in contrast to the Go, the Oculus Quest can run both mobile and PC VR games. Zuckerberg says that many PC VR games and apps will be ported to the headset. The device also features full roomscale tracking and PC-like motion controls.

In addition to the aforementioned Moss, one of the applications that will be available when the Oculus Quest launches is Vader Immortal, a three-part Star Wars VR story series set between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. In it, players will encounter Darth Vader at his castle on Mustafar.

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