This week Oculus VR announced the Oculus Go a brand new, completely standalone, and relatively affordable, virtual reality headset.
Back in July we wrote about the rumour that Oculus VR was planning to announce a fully portable $200 VR headset, and now that rumour is a reality. During the fourth annual Oculus Connect conference, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took to the stage to announce the Oculus Go, a completely standalone device that won’t need a PC or a smartphone to work.
The Oculus Go is said to focus mostly on mobile VR content like that available for Samsung Gear VR, so don’t expect to be running Fallout VR on this device. That being said, the Go comes at a pretty affordable price of $199 making it a pretty appealing product both for consumers and a much larger market.
The Go was described by Zuckerberg as sitting in the “sweet spot” between PC VR and mobile VR and will likely spawn some interesting mid-range content both in the gaming market as well as other VR experiences. Oculus head, Hugo Barra also stated that the Go is “hands-down the easiest way to get into VR.”
As for the tech, little information has been revealed, but what we can confirm is that it has new lenses, a very decent 2560×1440 screen, and spatial audio built into the headset meaning it can be used without headphones.
More details around the Oculus Go is set to be announced nearer launch.