Oculus Go first look: Facebook's everyday virtual reality experience

Oculus' new standalone $199 VR headset now on pre-order at Amazon.com

Alongside the launch of the Oculus Go headset today, Oculus announced that it is working on a new element of its in-headset experience that will appeal to users interested in binging TV inside VR. "While the actual unboxing is fairly uninteresting itself Barra does make some interesting comments about Oculus Go, revealing that the 5.5" 2560 x 1440 WQHD, fast-switch LCD display offers a higher resolution than its bigger brother, the Oculus Rift. Barra has reappeared again this time in a new unboxing video for Oculus Go. This is a standalone VR headset that works without a phone or PC.

Oculus had been keeping quiet about when, exactly, Go would go on sale, only saying that it expected to launch the standalone headset in early 2018. You can also watch programming from the device via Hulu and Netflix. Earlier today, an image briefly appeared on a Facebook VR group page showing a sign "informing attendees that they can pick up their own Oculus Go unit at the registration desk later today".

If you're intrigued by Oculus Go, stay tuned throughout F8.




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

Marco Antonio Liu, the co-founder of HappinssVR, snapped a picture in the lead-up to F8 that suggests attendees will receive an Oculus Go for free on Wednesday, May 2, the final day of F8, Road to VR reports.

Oculus Go uses internal cameras, sensors and software to track movements that are translated into corresponding motion in virtual worlds rendered in headsets.

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