We’ve been testing the Oculus Rift headset and have been able to use the headset to capture footage from the inside of a virtual house, so we can try out the new feature that’s been baked in with the headset.
The feature allows you to play back footage from inside a virtual home using your voice.
We’re testing the feature on a home in a remote location, and it seems to work reasonably well.
You can hear the virtual voice of the house as it comes and goes through its motions, and the footage you can see in real time on your Oculus Rift is also very impressive.
The footage you see in the videos above is a shot of a man sitting inside the house, looking out the window, and you can hear his voice as it enters the house.
It’s a very immersive experience that’s a great improvement over what we’ve been seeing with the current Oculus Rift headsets.
There’s a few things that still need to be ironed out, though, such as how long the virtual house will be around, and whether or not you’ll be able to interact with the virtual space around you.
Oculus VR isn’t offering a specific timeline for when we’ll see these new features in the consumer version of the headset, but it sounds like the feature will come to the consumer headset in the near future.
Oculus has already announced that a version of its headset with these new capabilities is slated to go on sale in early 2018, so it sounds very likely that we’ll be seeing the feature come to consumer headsets at some point in the future.
The new feature will be a major step forward for the Oculus headset, which hasn’t had the sort of robust and seamless virtual environment experience that most VR headsets have had in the past.
While the Rift headset has always had a fairly limited experience with audio, we’ve seen Oculus introduce the ability to record audio to be played back into a VR headset for more immersive experiences.
In a statement sent to The Verge, Oculus VR head of product Jason Rubin explained that the feature is aimed at bringing a more immersive experience to VR: “We are also introducing a new audio recording feature to the Oculus Home product to enable more immersive audio in VR.
The technology will allow you to record VR audio and playback, including ambient sounds, with a microphone in your home.”
This is a feature that is currently only available with the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, but we’re hoping to see Oculus offer the feature in the Rift later this year.
We have to wait and see how well the feature works on the HTC VR, but you can bet that it’s going to have a big impact on the quality of the experience that the consumer Rift headset will have.