Facebook has announced plans to ship ‘Oculus Go,’ a standalone VR headset that won’t require a PC or phone to run, next year. Additionally it will be priced at $199.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg officially announced the product during his keynote speech today at a developer conference in San Jose, California. Facebook VP of VR Hugo Barra calls it “hands-down the easiest way to get people into VR”.
The display is a fast-switch LCD screen with a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels, and comes with integrated headphones and a separate handheld controller.
The downside is the headset will NOT have any positional tracking, so high-end VR apps available on the Oculus Rift headset won’t run on the device.
The first headsets will be sent out to developers in November.