Marcha 22, 2018

Oculus announces standalone virtual reality headset Oculus Go

12 Octubre 2017, 08:33 | Dolorita Barahona

Facebook announces standalone VR headset

Oculus Rift price cut to £399 for good

It's the most promising VR headset I've tried this year, even if it's way too early to get excited about a consumer release. On Wednesday, Facebook announced that it developed a new virtual reality system called Oculus Go, which the American company will launch on 2018.

"We believe Oculus Go will be the most accessible VR experience", Barra said.

The way that users interact with and navigate in Rift is about to change drastically, as revealed by Head of Rift, Nate Mitchell at Oculus Connect 4.

A report in July claimed that Facebook will unveil a $200 version of the Oculus Rift this year. And for that cut, you will have the freedom of getting unwired from devices as well.

What's more, the Santa Cruz system will include an updated pair of "Santa Cruz controllers", which combine the design and fit of the current Oculus Touch controllers with a giant, thumb-friendly trackpad-meaning, Oculus Touch and SteamVR games will soon be controllable nearly identically. Additionally, the Oculus Go has improved lenses that reduce glare.

Facebook didn't provide any details on how the Oculus Go will work, but said it will include built-in headphones for audio and have a LCD display. There is also a 3.5mm headphone jack so you can use this device with headphones if you want.

Oculus Go UK price: How much will it cost?

The Oculus Go will ship with its own small controller.

The hints in the video below suggest some sort of military shooter, which is not usually the sort of thing that works well with VR. It features a circular touchpad, a couple of buttons and a single trigger.

The ability to track hand-held controllers was added to Santa Cruz, letting people reach into virtual worlds and interact in what Oculus described as an "important, industry-first milestone".

New Oculus Go headset, plus its new controller.

For example, the company unveiled two stand-alone headsets, the Go and the Santa Cruz, re-affirming its commitment to hardware for now.

The sum of virtual reality headsets has been lowering making the technology user friendly to a diverse group of people. The CEO of the company, Mark Zuckerberg held a conference of developers hosted by its division, Oculus VR.

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