Facebook Unveil Oculus Go

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Facebook Unveil Oculus Go

Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg announced as he opened the Oculus developers conference that he wants to get a billion people using virtual reality.

However, Facebook know that this is unachievable with the current Oculus Rift which requires expensive gaming PCs. They also know that the more affordable mobile virtual reality headsets don’t offer the same kind of immersion as the Oculus Rift.

This is why Facebook have announced the Oculus Go, an all-in-one standalone virtual reality headset that doesn’t require a smartphone to work and only costs $199.

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The Oculus Go looks very similar to the Oculus Rift but it’s white. Facebook say that the headset sits somewhere in between the Oculus Rift and the Samsung Gear VR.  

However, the virtual reality experience will be closer to a mobile VR headset than the Rift.

The headset will be very light as it is made of a foam layer that conforms to your face.

The Oculus Go will begin shipping early next year and will have the same wide views as the Oculus Rift, 2560 x 1440 LCD lenses (which are supposedly better than an OLED screen).

The Oculus Go also comes with a controller that has a touchpad and trigger button.

The headset also comes with built-in spatial audio, meaning you don’t have to wear headphones while using the Oculus Go.

One of the most appealing aspects of the new headset is that apps that currently work with Gear VR will also work with the Oculus Go, which means the headset will have a lot of content right at the launch.

Luke Stanley