There is lots of news coming out of Oculus Connect today, lots of exciting new VR announcements. In addition to announcing a price cut to its Rift headset and Touch controller bundle, which now costs $399, Oculus introduced its first standalone headset. Meet the Oculus Go. This new price reduction will surely entice more committed VR fans as the full-price set is likely to be able to support more advanced titles. Although Oculus has made it clear that native binary support is possible for both headsets. Meaning that content built for the full-price model should work on Oculus Go.
This new headset will ship next year in 2018.
“This new permanent price opens up PC VR to the widest audience yet. And more people in VR means more people to play, connect, and share with, whether you’re diving into groundbreaking new first-person shooters like ARKTIKA.1 or exploring the depths of space in the award-winning Echo franchise“, says Oculus.
This reduced price bundle includes the headset, 2x sensors, Touch controllers, necessary cables, and seven free titles available when you set up Rift+Touch, including Lucky’s Tale, Medium, Toybox, Quill, Dead and Buried, Dragon Front, and Robo Recall. The new headset is also equipped with integrated spatial audio. Speakers are built into the headset, and there is also a 3.5mm headphone jack for private listening.
You can see a trailer for the Oculus Go below:
You can see a pair of trailers for the new Rift Core below: