Oculus announces $199 ‘Oculus Go’ standalone headset
Onstage at Oculus Connect 4 in San Jose, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a new mobile headset called Oculus Go.
According to Zuck, “it’s the most accessible VR headset yet,” it’s $199 and it’s going to ship early next year. It appears that the mobile headset will be a similar experience to the Gear VR, allowing users to spin around but not move freely.
The standalone mobile headset gives Oculus the promise of a renewed low-end mobile strategy that can allow the company to expand beyond their Samsung partnership for Gear VR.
The headset will really open up a new market to Oculus, allowing them to move away from relying on phone manufacturers. We don’t have any details on specs right now, but hopefully we’ll find out more today.