Leaked Facebook promo videos hint at a new Oculus Quest headset
A Twitter thread of possible Facebook promotional videos suggests that the company will soon announce a new Oculus Quest VR headset. Four leaked videos were shared by Twitter user @Basti564, who credited Samulia for unearthing the content. @Basti564, who has published Oculus leaks before, advised that the videos had been found "in the Seacliff firmware", with Seacliff the rumored project codename for a new Oculus device.
The videos hint at full body and facial movement tracking, features that previous Oculus devices have lacked. Additionally, the videos show controllers without tracking rings, implying that the latter may not be needed for tracking. Presumably, this means that the controllers will not rely on the cameras within the headset for tracking, as is the case on current Quest headsets.
This rumor is backed up by an earlier leak from @Basti564 and Samulia that showed cameras on the controllers and a lack of infrared LED rings. All in all, it seems likely that Facebook has developed a new method of controller tracking.
The headset in the video looks similar to the device shown in teaser images released earlier this month by Facebook's VP of VR/AR, Andrew Bosworth. The content suggests that parts of the headset have been moved from the front of the device to the rear head strap to allow for a more streamlined design.
The same duo, @Basti564 and Samulia, posted a further potential leak, this time of images of the device's texture. For some reason, these images show a white headset, but the videos focus on a black version instead. Seemingly, Facebook may release two colors, possibly at its annual Connect conference later this week.