Now c’mon you didn’t seriously think Facebook would pay $2 billion for a company to just release one product, did you? That’s right Oculus VR are back with ‘The most accessible headset ever’ in the form of the Oculus Go.
The world of virtual reality took a giant leap forward when the Oculus Rift appeared on the scene. There had been VR headsets before, but nothing that had such public and private backing, to such an extent that Facebook paid $2 billion for the company, before they’d even sold a single unit.
Since then HTC, PlayStation, Samsung, Google, and a host of other companies have released headsets to variable degrees of success, but none on the level of Oculus.
Now the Cali-based tech company have announced their second product the Oculus Go with Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg stating it will be ‘The most accessible VR headset ever’.
The wireless headset does not need to utilise a smartphone as its display and instead features a fully-functional computer inside of it. Facebook describes the headset as ‘super lightweight’, and comes with, breathable fabrics, adjustable straps, a high-res-switch LCD screen producing crystal clear optics, and spatial audio via a built-in headset, which all come together to bring your virtual world to life.
The Oculus Go is set to cost £150, which is slightly more expensive than the Samsung Gear VR, but much cheaper than the original Oculus Rift which currently retails for £300, and is set for an early 2018 release.
More information can be found on the official website here.