SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook CEO and Oculus head, recently revealed the Oculus’s latest standalone headset: Oculus Go. The new device was announced during the Oculus Connect 4 event held in San Jose, California.
Zuckerberg expressed his excitement about Oculus’ latest development, the Oculus Go. The said headset is a Virtual Reality (VR)-equipped unit that will be available for sale in the market by 2018.
Moreover, the Oculus Go is said to be the most accessible VR headset to be introduced to the market. It functions similar to Gear VR that will allow users to take a spin around but not really to move freely.
According to Hugo Barra, Facebook’s Vice President (VP), the Oculus Go is the easiest tool for VR developers to get further involved in the VR world.
The Oculus Go is a lightweight mobile VR headset device that features comfortability, hence very easy and soft to wear. It will feature wide lenses with field-of-view similar to Oculus Rift and has a small controller just like the Gear VR.
Moreover, the Oculus Go prioritizes a fast-switch Wide Quad HD (WQHD) LCD screen with spatial audio capability. What makes the mobile VR headset more interesting is its compatibility with all Gear VR devices.
The Oculus Go is still under development as its development kits will be shipped in November 2017. Battery specifications and life is still under study and said to be revealed once November development is final.
Mark Zuckerberg looks at Oculus Go as a low-end mobile VR that can answer to all consumer needs in terms of the quality. It will also be more affordable compared to its direct competitors.
The low-end mobile strategy allows Oculus to explore beyond their partnership with Samsung, another known tech brand when it comes to VR headset.
The Oculus Go depicts to open a whole new market to Facebook that will shy away people from their competitors like Samsung.