Today (11th October 2017) at its fourth developer conference in San Jose, Oculus announced its newest and most affordable VR headset, called Oculus Go. The standalone device will ship in early 2018 starting at $199.
Without a cable or the need for a mobile phone, standalone headsets represent a totally new phase of VR hardware. Oculus Go also ships with integrated spatial audio.
The speakers are built right into the headset, transporting you straight into VR and making the headset easy to share with someone else. If you need it, there’s also a 3.5mm headphone jack for private listening.
Oculus also showcased updates to its Santa Cruz prototype, including new positionally tracked controllers with six degrees of freedom that bring the power of Rift and Touch to the standalone category.
Gear VR and Oculus Go apps are binary compatible, and they share the same controller input set—that means developers building for Gear VR are already building for Oculus Go. As an added plus, the best of Oculus mobile VR content library will be available to everyone on day one.
The company offered a sneak peek into Oculus Venues, a new experience coming next year that lets people watch live concerts, sports, and movie premieres with thousands of other people around the world.
Watch more interesting Virtual Reality Videos at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLK2ccNIJVPpAE70t_3g4_oKzL_60zlmA5