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The Oculus Quest's new feature is a crucial step for mainstream VR

Facebook announced the device on Wednesday.
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This person seems to be pretty excited about using the new VR device.

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Yesterday, Facebook and Oculus announced a new self-contained virtual reality headset with a killer feature: the ability to map the room around you. The device, called Oculus Quest, uses four onboard sensors to understand what the surrounding environment in the real, physical world looks like. It can track your head’s position in that landscape.

This isn’t the first VR system to do something like this: Oculus Rift,

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