Published: Wed, October 11, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

Oculus Go Standalone VR-Headset Announced for £150

Oculus Go Standalone VR-Headset Announced for £150

Oculus is at its Connect 4 conference in San Jose, California, where it has announced a new VR headset.

Accessibility is the name of the game here, with the Go set to sell for $199, making it half the price of the Oculus Rift.

More details on the Oculus Go are expected in early 2018.

Zuckerberg notes that VR has typically fallen into two spaces: either PC or mobile powered. The pricing of the headset promises to perk up the ears of the still-nascent VR headset market, though.

This followed Zuckerberg's announcement that Oculus wants to get one billion people using its virtual reality products.

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Oculus executive Hugo Barra described the headset as way to enable VR for everyday use. Other features include a "fast-switch LCD" display with WQHD 2560X1440 resolution and an integrated spatial audio experience. That sounds like it's changing next year with a "Santa Cruz" model of Rift that will leave those sensors behind.

The new controllers look a lot like the Oculus Touch controllers that work with Rift.

However, the Oculus Go headset seems a little different from that headset.

With this discount, the Rift is around half the price it launched at past year, when the headset cost $599 and the Touch controllers were $199. To keep the price down, it will only have a single motion controller.

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