Oculus Rift S & Quest Receive Major Tracking Improvements

Controller accuracy, Guardian flexibility, there's plenty going on.

While Oculus’ inside-out tracking solution for Quest and Rift S has in many ways been a success, there’s always room for improvement and additional tweaks. The company has now rolled out several updates to enhance the overall controller tracking experience on both devices, as well as improving Oculus Quest’s Guardian system.

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First of all, the new Oculus Touch controllers for Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift S have had their tracking algorithms fine-tuned to update their accuracy, such as when hands are close to the headset or angled away from it. So players should see smoother tracking and fewer errors when using either device, great for throwing a few punches in Creed: Rise to Glory, reloading weapons in Gun Club VR or simply picking stuff up in Job Simulator.

And just for Oculus Quest, the Guardian system which keeps players safe in VR – hopefully no walking into walls – is being made even more accurate and flexible. The updated system is now better at automatically recognising multiple play areas in different rooms, so Oculus Quest can quickly and easily swap between locations. Or for those with one massive room with multiple areas to enjoy VR, there’s now support for several Guardian setups in the same room. Meaning there’s no fighting between siblings who may want their own little slice of VR heaven.

In addition to all of that, the Guardian settings page now includes options to adjust the floor height and alter playspace boundaries without having to start from scratch.

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Back on Oculus Rift S, there’s a new setting on Dash so you can turn on the stereo-correct passthrough feature,  Passthrough+, for as long as you want. Addressing the issue some users have had with intermittent displays, Oculus says on its blog: “We’ve been working hard to address them with each software release since launch, and we’re close to resolving the occasional screen flashes that have been reported. Look for an update later this week, and thanks in advance for your patience.”

Plus, from today Oculus Home’s Gateways feature will let you link directly to your favourite videogames, experiences, and friend’s homes. As Oculus releases further updates, VRFocus will let you know.

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