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Oculus at CES 2015 — Crescent Bay demo and talking Razer's OSVR

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Putting on an Oculus Rift headset is usually the highlight of E3 or CES, and this year was no exception. At CES 2015 Oculus showed the Crescent Bay prototype to the public for the first time. I got to try out Crescent Bay at the Oculus Connect event back in September, and not much has changed since then. Oculus has added positional audio to its demos since September, which is a nice touch. Crescent Bay is still incredible—read about my original take on experiencing VR presence for the first time to get a longer description of the latest hardware.

Oculus VR didn't have any new information to share about a new developer's kit, or a consumer Rift, but we did talk to VP of Product Nate Mitchell about using the Crescent Bay standing vs. seated, what kind of controller options Oculus is working on, and their thoughts on Razer's new OSVR platform. That's all in the short interview above.

Wes Fenlon

Wes has been covering games and hardware for more than 10 years, first at tech sites like The Wirecutter and Tested before joining the PC Gamer team in 2014. Wes plays a little bit of everything, but he'll always jump at the chance to cover emulation and Japanese games. When he's not obsessively optimizing and re-optimizing a tangle of conveyor belts in Satisfactory (it's really becoming a problem), he's probably playing a 20-year-old RPG or some opaque ASCII roguelike. With a focus on writing and editing features, he seeks out personal stories and in-depth histories from the corners of PC gaming and its niche communities. 50% pizza by volume (deep dish, to be specific).