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Watch the new Oculus Rift 'Crescent Bay' prototype in action

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Oculus VR announced a new prototype of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, the Crescent Bay model, during the Oculus Connect conference this weekend. We've spent time with the unit ourselves, and you can read our impressions of the updated hardware. And if you're interested in watching a person whirl around in a room as they experience the new prototype, you can watch the video above from Tested.

The Crescent Bay version of the Oculus Rift follows the Development Kit 2 (DK2), which Oculus began shipping this past July. The new headset features built-in headphones, 360-degree motion tracking, a higher-resolution OLED screen, updated optics and improved ergonomics.

"They combine to allow a much, much higher level of presence," said Nate Mitchell, vice president of product at Oculus VR, in an interview with Tested.

According to Oculus VR, the jump between the DK2 and Crescent Bay is as big a leap as the company made from DK1 to DK2. We'll have much more from Oculus Connect soon.