This year’s Oculus Connect featured two days of insightful talks, product and software news (including the announcement of Oculus Quest, our first all-in-one 6DOF headset designed specifically for gaming), dozens of demos, and more. Thanks to all of the developers, creators, and community members who came out to celebrate the last five years and look forward to an even brighter future for VR!
From Santa Cruz to Oculus Quest
This year’s Oculus Connect was all about celebrating how far the VR industry has come in the past five years — and looking ahead to an even brighter future — so it’s no surprise that we’d revisit Project Santa Cruz. Originally unveiled at OC3 in 2016, Santa Cruz was the very first prototype of VR’s standalone form factor. No HDMI cables connecting you to a PC, no external sensors, no need to drop in a phone — just put on a completely untethered headset and be instantly transported to any number of virtual worlds.