Oculus Reveals New Flagship Wireless VR Headset

27 September, 2018, 11:56 | Author: Lynette Payne
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is off to a slow start in his mission to bring virtual reality to the masses, so perhaps it's appropriate his company's next VR headset will be called Quest.

Quest will be bundled together with a new Touch controller that looked nearly similar to existing Touch controllers for Rift.

The Quest features the "same best-of-class optics as Oculus Go", and packs a resolution of 1,600 x 1,440 per eye.

Oculus Quest builds on what the Go offers in several significant ways.

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Oculus Quest (previously codenamed Santa Cruz) is similar to the Oculus Go launched previous year in that it's an entirely self-contained solution, with no need for an external device like a PC or phone. Launched at Oculus Connect 5 keynote, the Quest is touted to be the most immersive VR gaming experience, thanks to some stellar breakthroughs in headset tech. Working just like the Rift's controllers, the Quest's hand-held wands track movement, angle, and even force, while providing haptic feedback, in an experience that the company says is the most powerful and unchained VR experience yet! Insight gives you a greater sense of immersion, presence, and mobility, plus the ability to go beyond room-scale. The built-in audio is improved from the Go, with deeper bass.

Still, with more powerful standalone VR devices and more compelling VR media, Zuckerberg said he is "confident we're going to get there". We'll believe that when we see it, too. That means no wires, no computer connectivity, and no additional components required.

Right now, it's a little unclear what the future of VR looks like in the PC space.

The standalone VR headset boasting the same quality experiences as the Oculus Rift but without wires will hit the market early next year at a price of $399. There are tracking issues to be solved, the configuration takes a fair bit of room, and it's very much a first-generation type of solution. "This is the all-in-one VR experience that we have been waiting for".

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