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Oculus hopes its $399 headset will bring virtual reality to the masses

28 Septembre 2018

However, we aren't exactly sure what hardware is powering the Oculus Quest to accomplish this. Courtesy of wide-angle sensors built into the headset, it also offers "six degrees of freedom", allowing you to stand up and move around virtual space. The Oculus Touch controllers have also been slightly tweaked, and they are also compatible with Rift.

The Oculus Quest will launch in the spring of 2019 for US$399 for a 64GB model. The Quest will most certainly be running a more powerful processor than the Snapdragon 821 featured in the Go, but again, we don't yet know which processor will be included.

After the announcement, this change to the app was made immediately available today. You'll just have to sit tight for now.

The headset is said to rival the Oculus Rift in performance while not being tethered to a computer. The $399 United States dollars price includes 64GB of onboard storage.

"This isn't a question of whether we are going to get there, it is how", Zuckerberg said while acknowledging the path may be longer than first expected.

Meanwhile, the Oculus Go is getting a content injection through the addition of YouTube's entire library of over 800,000 VR videos.

For starters, this isn't your usual Oculus device. The headset also works without the need to connect it to a PC, which the current Oculus Rift requires. It utilizes the inside-out tracking method with the help of four ultra-wide cameras that scan all the objects within one's environment in order to deliver accurate real-time positioning capability to the headset. However, Oculus Insight is a little different. You can get it from your preferred retailer through the official website.

Zuckerberg acknowledged that VR has not yet caught on with the majority of consumers, despite heavy investment from venture capitalists and tech companies like Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Taiwan smartphone maker HTC.

To create an immersive VR gaming experience without wires, Oculus has decided it needs to bring Oculus Touch to Oculus Quest. While Facebook didn't reveal many more details about the launch lineup beyond that, it did confirm the device will support older Oculus games as well. Oculus Quest represents the production release of the Project Santa Cruz that was first teased almost a year ago by Facebook.

Oculus hopes its $399 headset will bring virtual reality to the masses