Oculus announces the stand-alone Oculus Go VR headset

Oculus Go Set To Launch In Early 2018 For $199

Facebook has switched to a penetration pricing strategy to spur consumer interest for its Oculus-brand virtual reality headsets.

Facebook will permanently cut the price of the Rift system to $399 from $499, the company said.

Tagged Oculus Go (because you can, well, go anywhere with it) the device has a 2018 release date.

The headset is planned to be different from other VR headgear that is already available.

Oculus has launched a standalone virtual reality headset without a hefty price tag.

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They haven't rolled out any news about the breadth of software one can expect from the device, but I can only imagine that with the constant comparisons to the Gear VR that you likely won't be seeing any noteworthy VR titles from the Oculus Store or Steam VR's catalog make an appearance on the $199 device. It joins a product range that also includes the mobile Oculus Gear VR and the high-end Oculus Rift.

Facebook says it's "hands-down the easiest way to get into VR". It ships early next year, starting at $199. "If we assume 15% is going to VR that would imply over $5.5 billion in spending, which we see as more than adequate to accomplish it's billion-user target".

"Oculus Go is a Facebook-made alternative for the (Samsung) Gear VR that will not require a recent Samsung phone to operate", Schachter said.

Oculus has partnered with Cisco for trials of a VR version of Spark, its collaboration platform that supports messaging, voice calls and video conversations.

The orientation-tracked controller isn't discussed much in the developer post announcing the new device, but it sounds like it won't be coming with the Oculus Touch controllers, which is a real shame.

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In Mitchell's view, just because not everyone has a VR headset yet doesn't mean the technology is a failure. The audio drivers and speakers are built into the straps for better audio experience.

Meanwhile, Facebook is also planning to convince the corporate world to jump into VR by introducing a new way through which companies can take advantage of this technology.

"A lot of them seem maybe too insane or complex at the start", Zuckerberg said at the conference.

The same set also runs at £399 for the United Kingdom and European Union markets, as well as making it a whole lot more affordable than competing offers like the HTC Vive, which still retails for about $600 as of this time.

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