Big Updates Coming For Oculus Quest

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New features coming include the ability to link to a VR capble PC with a USB-C cable to play Rift titles, headset camera pass-through like the Rift-S so you can see your surroundings without taking off the headset, Oculus Go software support, and ultimately full hand tracking without the need for a controller.
 
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This:
headset camera pass-through like the Rift-S so you can see your surroundings without taking off the headset
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And this:
Oculus Go software support
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So much goodness up ahead! I'll have to set aside some post-retirement funds for a new Quest, cause I do not want to miss future generations.

I'm not so sure about the hand tracking feature, though. What I love about the controllers is that the vibration creates a tactile sense of touch. This is really a huge part of RealVR Fishing, for instance. Between the visual effect of a your rod bending and the vibration of a fish "biting", you could swear that there is a weight at the end of the line. You're just not going to get that perception without a physical controller of some kind. Very light gloves, maybe? With very teeny tiny batteries....
 

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Hand tracking will enable new experiences that you don't get with a controller. It won't replace the touch controllers. It is a gateway to augmented reality to create interfaces in your view you can just touch and navigate with your hands in the air.
 
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The first batch of updates is out for the Quest, adding Passthrough+, Oculus Go/Samsung GearVR compatibility, the ability to turn off tracking so the Quest can be used to watch media in a dark room, and more:

 
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...the ability to turn off tracking so the Quest can be used to watch media in a dark room...
Hey Cristiano -- what exactly does this do, other than disable the Guardian? How does tracking interfere with watching media is a dark room? Come to think of it, I've never even tried to do that, which may be why I'm clueless....