Since , consumer virtual reality pioneer Palmer Luckey has occasionally used his to discuss minor and not-so-minor issues at the company he founded. Today’s issue: the redesigned headset won’t properly fit around 30 percent of users’ eyes, up dramatically from the original Rift’s roughly 10 percent.
As Luckey puts it, Rift S “is going to be a great HMD… for about 70% of the population,” a conclusion based on both his personal involvement in developing the original Rift, and on users’ interpupillary distances (IPDs). While Rift featured a that moved its lenses to accommodate between 58mm and 72mm eye distances, Rift S sets the lenses at a fixed 64mm distance from one another.
Offering the adjustment enabled Rift to perfectly accommodate all users within the 5th to 95th