Oculus has announced a new prototype headset, Crescent Bay. They also announced a native mobile app that will be making its way to Windows Phone, iOS, and Android; a release date was not mentioned.
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Virtual reality headset maker Oculus has announced a new prototype codenamed Crescent Bay with new features such as 360 degree head tracking and improvements over the previous generation Oculus Rift.
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