The Oculus Go is already hitting store shelves

02 May, 2018, 02:02 | Author: Rosalie Gross
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However, the F8 conference opened up to developers earlier today, so we will hopefully get some news on that front today, or at some point over the next couple of days.

Evidence is piling up that Facebook-owned Oculus is gearing up to launch its low-priced, standalone virtual reality headset Oculus Go, possibly as soon as later today.

Oculus Go, a standalone VR headset that doesn't require a separate phone or a connected computer, sits somewhere between a pricey tethered VR headset and a cheaper phone-based VR wearable. In order to solve this problem, the Oculus Go was announced late past year and does not require a PC or smartphone, and instead functions as a stand-alone unit. Oculus Go is available for purchase on Oculus's website and via retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, and Newegg.

As well as the standard 32GB version for $199, there is also a 64GB model available for $249.

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg first revealed the Oculus Go at the Oculus Connect conference in San Jose last October.

'Oculus Go is the easiest way to jump into virtual reality, ' the Amazon listing states.

The hardware is the company's first standalone headset and has launched with more than 1,000 apps, games and experiences. We can see an Oculus Rift package next to these boxes, though, and the Rift package is much larger.

The Oculus Go is also designed with a lightweight, breathable fabric so that it can be worn for hours at a time. The 3D visuals are combined with spatial audio for complete immersion. Both will come with a wireless controller.

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