Oculus announces the Go VR headset for $199

Facebook is making access to VR cheaper with the Oculus Go

The all new Oculus Go VR headset was unveiled at the Oculus Connect 4 event held in San Hose.

Beyond that, there aren't too many details surrounding this headset as Oculus is set to reveal more about it next year.

Oculus advertises the Go's "breathable" fit.

Oculus Go: How much will it cost in the UK? It ships early next year, starting at $199. There's no word yet on an official United Kingdom launch price, but a direct pound to dollar conversion leaves us with a rough £150 asking price. Right now, the VR world is fragmented between 2x3dof (Gear VR, Daydream, Oculus Go), 6dof/3dof (upcoming standalone Daydream headsets), and tethered 3x6dof (Rift+Touch, Vive).

These types of VR are not always embraced by customers due to the high price the companies ask, and because the systems usually need a high-tech computer to work. Unless you're Apple, of course.

The upshot for developers is that we're going to need to combine our experience from both the mobile and high-end realms of VR development.

The ring has changed locations, and, hey, that's the first thumb-friendly touchpad on an Oculus controller.

Besides these, a host of other announcements that the Oculus developers would have interests in, were made.

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The Oculus Go does not require a smartphone or PC to be used and will come with a 3DOF controller.

So, what's so special about Oculus Go? VR is just getting started.

Lately, virtual reality has boomed due to the impressive advances it represents, and the vast range of things people can do with it.

Technically, I got two demos with Santa Cruz: a hangout session with Oculus' dog-like alien "mascot" Bogo, and a shootout in the Rift's Wild West gunslinging game Dead and Buried.

Back in July we wrote about the rumour that Oculus VR was planning to announce a fully portable $200 VR headset, and now that rumour is a reality.

The main aspect of introducing such headset with the advanced technology is to help Facebook to have virtual reality in hands of "a billion people". The audio drivers and speakers are built into the straps for better audio experience.

Like last year's Santa Cruz prototype, this headset looks a lot like a wireless Rift, and tracks movement with wide-angle cameras around its edges.

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