Oculus Go first look: Facebook's everyday virtual reality experience

Audrey Hill
May 2, 2018

Everyone attending F8 was given a free Oculus Go headset to keep.

What is Oculus Go? As of this writing, if you try to pre-order the device, Amazon's listing page says that it's unavailable.

It's unclear when the Oculus Go is expected to ship, but the Amazon page includes a placeholder release date of December 31, 2018.

Facebook is expected to drop a new VR headset when its F8 developers conference kicks off today. The Oculus Go headset has been officially launched today and it's now available for purchase in 23 countries across the globe.

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If you're intrigued by Oculus Go, stay tuned throughout F8. As far as pricing goes, it will retail for $199 for the 32GB variant, while the 64GB model will be priced at $249.

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg first revealed the Oculus Go at the Oculus Connect conference in San Jose last October. Sounds are delivered by speakers built in to the headset, rather than separate headphones, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor-powered LCD screen offers QHD 2,560 x 1,440 resolution.

If you've been keeping up the VRFocus' coverage then you'll know that Oculus Go is fairly big news, with the company looking to offer a higher quality virtual reality (VR) experience than smartphone compatible headsets with a dedicated device that's not only affordable but also easy to use. There is also a companion app in the Play Store or app store (for iOS users) for downloading games and apps for the headset. It has 3DoF positional tracking both in the headset and the controller.

In 2014, Facebook paid $3 billion to acquire Oculus and retain its employees.

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