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Oculus Go is Oculus' standalone, $199 VR headset

Oculus Go is Oculus' standalone, $199 VR headset

Well Oculus Connect 4 has started with a bang, with Mark Zuckerberg making some major announcements straight off the bat. Oculus Go will need neither. Interestingly, Oculus claims that the headset+controller combo "bring the power of Rift and Touch to the standalone category". According to Zuckerberg, Oculus Go won't require a separate PC or mobile device. There's no phone or PC required, and it's much more affordable when compared to existing VR headsets on the market. Facebook VP of VR Hugo Barra even declares it "hands-down the easiest way for developers" to get in with VR. So, it has the same wide field of view as the Rift, but with significantly reduced glare.

That means the audio drivers are built into the headset. Mind you, this headset had been rumored prior to Oculus Connect, as Facebook had already announced a Santa Cruz standalone prototype a year ago.

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In terms of games and applications, it sounds like most of the stuff that already works on Gear VR also works on Oculus Go. Given that this headset boasts a WQHD display capable of 2,560 x 1,440 resolution, we wonder how high Oculus can raise its own bar until Project Santa Cruz releases.

Oculus isn't limiting its new stand-alone VR experiences to the Go headset. To keep the price down, it will only have a single motion controller.


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