Facebook Amazed the Virtual Reality World by Announcing Wireless VR Headset

Oculus Go Set To Launch In Early 2018 For $199

Oculus, the virtual reality company Facebook spent $2bn acquiring, has unveiled a standalone virtual reality (VR) headset that, it claims, will persuade one billion people to use the technology.

This week, Facebook confirmed that the Oculus Go, a new, standalone VR headset, was on its way in early 2018.

The stand-alone headset doesn't require plugging in a smartphone or a cord tethering it to a personal computer like other VR, or virtual reality, headsets.

Oculus has finally launched a dirt cheap VR headset to rival the budget VR experiences offered under Window's "mixed reality" umbrella. It makes more sense for Oculus to draw from the Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR ecosystems, where motion tracking and hand controls are already standard.

Facebook's new headset, called Oculus Go, will cost $199 when it hits the market next year.

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"VR will be a new way for business to collaborate online and will bring the richness of interactive graphics to more business scenarios", said Brian Blau, Gartner research vice president. Developers can build using the Oculus Rift, and simply show off their efforts to others with the Oculus Go on the fly.

On the software side, the future buyers of the Oculus Gb, you should also be delighted: the entire set of games developed for the Samsung Gear VR will work on the Oculus Gb. That naturally leads to more mobility and freedom while allowing users to soak into the content with all the liberty that they can dream of. Here, we present the latest news and everything you need to know about the Oculus Go, including release date rumours, United Kingdom pricing, design and features. It is an annual conference organized for virtual reality developers.

Premium offers for Microsoft's new VR platform now runs as much as $500 for higher-end models like the Samsung Odyssey, which is due to come out on November 6.

In Mitchell's view, just because not everyone has a VR headset yet doesn't mean the technology is a failure.

The newly-announced headset is equipped with a new generation of lenses. These speakers play out loud though, so if you want some privacy, you can still plug in your own headphones via the 3.5mm headphone jack.

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