If you are attached to the idea of virtual reality headsets that only work when connected to a powerful PC, your opportunities Oculus Rift S are running out. The helmet that Devindra Hardawar said “seems practically irrelevant“is out of stock in its own store and on Amazon, while Facebook tell UploadVR in a statement that “Generally speaking, as the chains sell out of stock, they will not be restocked in the future.”
the $ 299 Oculus Quest 2 VR headset launched last year brought improved hardware that can work stand-alone or with a PC via Oculus Link, and at that time Facebook confirmed it was done by developing headsets for PC only. This means that the Oculus Rift line that has driven this veneration of VR hardware is coming to an end, even though the spirit will live on. The reason why is explained by what John Carmack told us in 2019, that the Rift S and Quest launches served as an A / B test to find out what approach might push virtual reality into the mainstream – a question consumers have answered by opting largely for the Quest.