Oculus today announced Oculus Go, its first standalone VR headset. Unlike the Oculus Rift, which needs to be tethered to a PC, or Samsung’s Gear VR, which requires a phone, the new Oculus Go is entirely self-contained. The VR headset features cameras and uses computer vision tech to figure out positional tracking. The Oculus Go also features mesh fabric that conforms to your face.
According to VP of VR, Hugo Barra, the headset has a soft elastic strap and comes equipped with next-generation VR optics. It ships with all-new optical design, with lenses that are the next generation of the ones on Oculus Rift. It has the same wide field of view as the Rift and promises significantly reduced glare.
Oculus Go comes with a ‘fast-switch LCD’ display with WQHD 2560X1440 resolution. It has a higher pixel fill factor than OLEDs. In addition, the headset has an integrated spatial audio experience. That means the audio drivers are built into the headset, and you don’t need headphones to listen to the sound.
The Oculus Go VR headset will sell for $199 and will ship in 2018.