Oculus announces $199 stand-alone VR headset, Oculus Go

Yolanda Curtis
October 11, 2017

Zuckerberg described Oculus Go as a headset meant to fit into the "sweet spot" between mobile VR headsets - like Google Daydream, and Samsung's Gear VR - and high-end VR headsets like Facebook's own Oculus Rift, and HTC's Vive.

Facebook just unveiled their new Oculus Go VR headset for $199 (£150), which is in between their mobile Gear VR and Oculus Rift.

Mark Zuckerberg has announced a new virtual reality headset: Oculus Go, a cord-free device created to "bridge the gap" between powerful PC-connected headsets and portable mobile-powered ones.

Oculus Rift, Facebook's PC-based VR, has great controllers but it needs stand-up camera sensors to work in a room like a holodeck. There's no phone or PC required, and it's much more affordable when compared to existing VR headsets on the market. While he didn't say when the headset is expected to launch, Oculus did note that the developer should be able to get their hands on devkits as early as November.

This followed Zuckerberg's announcement that Oculus wants to get one billion people using its virtual reality products.

The display is described as a "high-resolution fast-switch LCD screen". He's now revealed that Oculus' wireless Santa Cruz headset will be with developers with in next 12 months. Additionally, the headset comes with built-in spatial audio and a good ol' fashioned 3.5mm headphone jack as well. And Barra said apps built for the Gear VR will be compatible with the Oculus Go.

However, the Oculus Go headset seems a little different from that headset.

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