Oculus Announces New Quest Standalone VR Headset at $399

27 September, 2018, 02:41 | Author: Leah Owens
  • Facebook Announces $399 Oculus Quest VR Headset

It will cost $400 United States dollars at launch and comes with 64 GB of storage and a pair of improved Touch controllers.

We're at Oculus Connect 5 and we'll be getting some hands on time with the Quest so stay tuned for our first impressions on the new Oculus headset.

Like the Oculus Go, the Oculus Quest is a wireless, standalone VR headset. Besides being a place for VR developers to meet up and discuss the future of immersive technologies, Facebook - the owner of Oculus - laid out its next steps for where VR (and AR) will head. The Oculus Quest is essentially a more premium version of the Go, with new features like hand controller tracking.

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Standalone VR headsets have been done before, but they've typically been powered by a smartphone or a processor made for smartphones. The display resolution is said to be 1600×1440 - Oculus' blog post refers to the Quest as using the same "best-of-class" optics as the Oculus Go, but this may refer to the lenses, not the actual per-eye resolution. These sensors also allow Quest to go beyond roomscale, with Oculus saying it can go into a 4,000 square feet room. The device launches next spring and will have 50 titles available at launch, including the critically acclaimed Moss.

Originally known as Santa Cruz, the Oculus Quest supposedly represents Oculus' attempt to deliver the holy grail of VR - wireless usage, built-in tracking, solid performance, and no need for a PC. Now, users can make Rift purchases from the app, look at events, connect with friends, and view their library of VR games remotely.

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