Oculus introduces $399 wireless Quest headset, Go gets YouTube VR

27 September, 2018, 11:55 | Author: Sergio Cook
  • Oculus Quest is Facebook's next VR headset.                  Screenshot by Scott Stein  CNET

Quest will be bundled together with a new Touch controller that looked nearly similar to existing Touch controllers for Rift. Those limitations aren't a major issue if you're doing something like watching a 360-degree video, but they don't permit more fully interactive experiences such as fancy games.

Additionally, Oculus Quest will ship with a full set of touch controllers, similar to the Oculus Rift, where Go only ships with a single controller that is more akin to a remote than a full game controller.

The fifth Oculus Connect conference is going on now, and it gave viewers their first look at the next iteration of Facebook's VR headset: the Oculus Quest.

Zuckerberg eventually hopes to have one billion people using virtually reality, but he acknowledged Wednesday that Facebook remains far from that goal. Personalize your Oculus Home and use Dash to navigate through a growing library of made-for-VR titles like Echo Arena, The Unspoken, Raw Data, Superhot VR and more. It also features six degrees of freedom (6DoF), so that the user's movements can be recognized in any direction. Facebook is still quite tight-lipped about the new hardware, though the company says the new Quest headset will feature the same 1600×1400 resolution display per eye.

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The standalone, immersive VR headset Oculus demoed a year ago, then dubbed Santa Cruz, is now known as Oculus Quest, and it arrives next spring for $399.

Insight also supports multi-room guardian.

That's the same price as Oculus' current Rift bundle, £100 less than a Vive, and a whopping £400 less than a Vive Pro, and that's not including the relatively high-end PC you'd need to power them. Facebook has said the addition of this third device completes their roadmap, and that app compatibility will be retained for future products in each of these segmentations (e.g., Oculus Go apps will run on Oculus Go 2). Speaking of the future, Oculus also announced that the Quest is capable of mixed reality.

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