Oculus Go: Standalone headset aims to get one billion people using VR

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Oculus Go is a standalone VR headset coming in early 2018 for just $199

Last year, Facebook announced that Oculus was working on a higher-fidelity experience that would let the Rift headset be untethered from the PC.

It comes with a high-resolution fast-switch LCD screen and next-generation lens technology that could have input from Cork's own InfiniLED which was acquired by Oculus a year ago to boost VR screen technology.

The new lightweight headset is called Oculus Go and is created to be more effective than the rival Samsung Gear VR, but not as expensive as Oculus Rift itself.

Dash is built in React VR-our go-to framework for UI-so in the future we'll explore how developers can plug in to add more features and functionality. At its annual developer conference, Mark Zuckerberg hit the stage to unveil the Oculus Go. The Facebook-owned company also claims that the newer optical lenses offer a wider field of view, reducing the "screen door effect" and reducing glare.

There's no requirement in society for a portable VR device, and so matter the price or specifications, until there is a true need for either consumers or business to embrace VR, it likely won't go too much further. However, if you want, to listen to the audio privately, you can do that by connecting your earphones or headphones using the 3.5mm audio port on the Oculus Go.

Oculus Rift now being offered at $399 with a pair of touch controllers in the United States of America and United Kingdom.

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In addition to the Oculus Go reveal, Facebook's head of VR Hugo Barra provided an update on Project Santa Cruz, Facebook's prototype movement-tracking standalone headset.

For developers, the Oculus Go could widen the Oculus VR ecosystem, giving them more motivation to develop VR and immersive apps and software that will have a decent chance of being used by a good number of people. So, what do you think about the VR future and its overall development? Amid great competition from HTC, Sony, and Samsung, the new virtual reality headset will have a price tag of not more than $200, Deccan Chronicle reported.

Originally, the Oculus Rift was priced at $599, which didn't include the touch motion controller making it the best deal ever, if you are planning to buy the fully fledged VR headset.

Thor will be the latest in the cast of playable characters for Marvel Powers United VR, launching for Rift in 2018.

The new VR device is developed to be more compact, more powerful graphics, along with cameras that will use inside-out tracking.

The company is also promising to make improvements to avatars themselves.

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