Facebook TOP DOG Mark Zuckerberg wants to get a billion dollars people to live and play within VR.
But the company will not get there with premium VR headphones like the Oculus Rift, which need expensive gaming PCs. Mobile VR headsets like the Gear VR are usually nice, but they don’t offer the exact same immersion.
Facebook’s solution? Oculus Go, an all-in-one standalone VR headset that doesn’t require a smartphone. The particular headset’s only $199 and delivery early next year.
Oculus Proceed resembles the Rift, except really white. Oculus Go sits in-between the Rift and the Gear VR.
Oculus Go resolves the biggest problem with Gear VR â? needing a Samsung phone, at this point Facebook can bring cheap VR to some LOT more people #OC4
â? Karissa Bell (@karissabe) October 11, 2017
Zuckerberg says standalone VR headsets like the Go are the “sweet spot” for VR. Go’s value makes it super attractive, but this really is just a Gear VR that doesn’t need you to insert a phone. The VR experience is closer to a cellular VR one.
Facebook’s head of VR Hugo Barra said the headset is extremely light and made of a polyurethane foam layer that conforms to your encounter.
Go ships with a new custom made optical lens design. It has exactly the same wide field-of-view as the Rift plus improved WQHD 2, 560 by 1, 440 LCD lenses, which usually Barra say is better than OLED displays.
Go also boats with an integrated Spatial Audio motorist and a controller that’s similar to the Equipment VR’s controller.
Best of all, Oculus Go is binary with the Gear VR. In other words, VR apps that already work with Equipment VR will work out of the box using the Go. That’s important because it indicates the Go will have lots of articles right at launch.
Developer packages for the Oculus Go ship within November. Facebook’s full Oculus VR family now includes four headphones: Gear VR, Oculus Go, Santa claus Cruz, and the Rift:
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