Untethered VR is now one step closer as Facebook has just announced the Oculus Go. Sitting between the Gear VR and Oculus Rift, the Go is the company’s first standalone headset that does not need a smartphone to function.
The Go will have high resolution screen for the display, measuring at 2,560 x 1,440 pixels. What makes the Go special is the integrated spatial audio. Speakers are built directly in the headset, giving users a wire-free VR experience. There is still a 3.5mm audio jack if users wants to plug in their own set of earphones.
While this is a standalone product, Facebook shared that content created for the Gear VR apps are binary compatible. Both headsets share the same controller, so content on the Gear VR will look identical on the Oculus Go.
The new Oculus Go will be shipping in 2018, and carry a price tag of US$199 (RM840). No other specifications (processor, battery life, etc) were shared during the launch event, so we will have to wait until 2018 to learn more about the VR headset.