So, the Oculus Go attends to the shortcoming of other two headsets.
While hardware innovation is a big part of Virtual Reality development at this point, software is important, too.
"This new permanent price opens up PC VR to the widest audience yet".
Another highlight of the Oculus Connect 4 was the decision to permanently drop the price of the Oculus Rift bundle to $399 (the promotional price used during Summer of Rift), in an effort to get VR into more hands.
The new VR device is developed to be more compact, more powerful graphics, along with cameras that will use inside-out tracking.
The resolution of 2560×1440 is actually slightly more than the Oculus Rift, plus it has integrated audio and new "next gen" lens that are created to offer a wider field of view with reduced glare. The Oculus Go is being pitched as an entry-level independent device, priced at just $199. It will be able to run the same VR as the Samsung Gear, leading Blau to conclude the Go will rely on the same Android operating system as the Gear and likely include similar processors as Samsung phones. Google is also working on a stand-alone headset that won't require a phone, but hasn't specified when that device will be released or how much it will cost. The straps to have built with incredible attention to detail, thereby enabling users to consume VR experience in the Oculus Go for longer durations.
The social media giant will start shipping the headset from next year.
Google Glass and its augmented reality focus may have been a complete flop outside of the enterprise, but vendors all over the world are looking at virtual reality applications as the future. In the meantime, we've gathered up the best VR deals that are live right now, including both games and hardware bundles - and you can head to our deals site to find more of our curated picks. "Opening up more of those experiences to more of us - that's not isolating, that's freeing". The Oculus Go offers a VR experience in a much easier way: no messy wires.
Oculus also showcased updates to its Santa Cruz prototype, including new positionally tracked controllers with six degrees of freedom that bring the power of Rift and Touch to the standalone category.
"Rift is here to stay with years of incredible content on the horizon". It's a standalone mobile headset, which will work with all existing Gear VR titles, that will allow the company to move away from its reliance on smartphone makers like Samsung.
Upgrades for Oculus Avatars was also introduced in the conference.