Facebook announced a new virtual reality headset, some four years after acquiring the company that made the Oculus Rift. The new system is called the Oculus Quest, and it’s another standalone VR headset, much like its immediate predecessor the Oculus Go.
That being said, the Quest features a new tracking system that company called Quest Insight. It utilizes the inside-out tracking method with the help of four ultra-wide cameras that scan all the objects within one’s environment in order to deliver accurate real-time positioning capability to the headset.
Within Insight, there is also a feature called Guardian that is designed to avoid users from bumping into walls or other objects that might be on users way when they used Quest. Users will also able to save multiple play space so that they can quickly set up Quest even when they at someone’s else living room.
Quest will be bundled together with a new Touch controller that looked almost similar to existing Touch controllers for Rift. However, the IR lights ring on the new controllers is facing upwards instead and features more streamlined physical design although it apparently still compatible with Rift as well.
In terms of specs, Facebook didn’t reveal the full details but has stated that the Quest has the same display resolution as per Go at 1600 x 1440 per eye. There’s also a lens spacing adjustment so that your VR experience is as comfortable to your eyes as it can be. It also comes with built-in audio like the Go, but there’s no mention if it will also come with a 3.5mm jack like the Go if you want to use your own headphones.
Facebook will be releasing more information regarding its new Quest all-in-one VR system in coming months but nevertheless, consumers can expect to get their hands on it in Spring 2019 for a starting price of US$ 399 (~RM1651) for the 64GB variant.