Why is Oculus making four different VR headsets?

Oculus Go Set To Launch In Early 2018 For $199

"While Oculus Go offers a more convenient form factor than smartphone VR, the use of LCD screens, the same 3-DoF head tracking and same content portfolio as the Gear VR means it does not deliver a significantly better experience than the Gear VR".

Oculus has been trying to find a "sweet spot" when it comes to the price and quality of a virtual reality headset.

The virtual headset would be competing the brands by start of the year.

The Oculus Go will be priced at US$199 and is due to go on sale early next year, allowing users to watch movies or concerts, play games, or hang out with your friends in VR. The Oculus website says it's made with more breathable and comfortable fabrics.

Earlier this week, Oculus doubled its VR hardware lineup, adding two new headsets alongside the Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR.

Oculus VR/FacebookOculus Rift has permanently lowered the base price for its Rift and Touch bundles.

Zuckerberg promised the Oculus Go will be "the most accessible VR experience ever", and help realize his new goal of having 1 billion people dwelling in virtual reality at some point in the future.




There's even a controller, which again looks much the same as the Gear VR's. The Gear VR headset and controller will set you back £119 in the United Kingdom and still requires a high-end smartphone for use.

So, what's so special about Oculus Go?

Facebook has had to slash Oculus Rift pricing in an attempt to boost disappointing sales, one of the Oculus co-founders quit and Facebook had to pay out $500 million to settle a lawsuit filed against Oculus by a VR game development company.

These types of VR are not always embraced by customers due to the high price the companies ask, and because the systems usually need a high-tech computer to work.

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. Pre-orders are yet to open but we'll be sure to update this section with retailers as soon as it becomes available.

There are next-generation lenses for offering a wide field of view with reduced glare.

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