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Book Reveals Canceled Oculus Rift Successors Tuzi and Venice

February 21, 2019 / DAVID HEANEY

Blake Harris’ new book The History Of The Future reveals two canceled Oculus Rift successor projects codenamed ‘Tuzi’ and ‘Venice’.In October of last year, TechCrunch reported the cancellation of a Rift 2 project codenamed ‘Caspar’. This means that a total of three reportedly canceled Rift successor projects are now public knowledge.The first Oculus Rift was revealed in mid-2015. It shipped at the end of March 2016 with Touch controllers arriving in December that year. Nearly three years later the hardware hasn’t changed. The Tuzi project was started in 2015, according to the book. On September 16, 2016 the executive team decided to kill Tuzi, the book explains.Code discovered by UploadVR in the Oculus PC software references Tuzi. For example, “tuziCameraImpl:SensorFPGAReg” is in the same region and format as the DK2 and Rift CV1 cameras, suggesting it had an external camera sensor. We’ve reached out to sources and confi...