Oculus Rift Gets Price Cut, Standalone Headset Announced

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made some big announcements as part of Oculus Connect’s keynote speech today. Included is a new standalone headset, and a permanent price cut to the existing Oculus Rift.

Called Oculus Go, the new headset won’t be tethered to a PC or phone. It’s slated for an early 2018 release, at $199 USD. Zuckerberg called it the “all-in-one,” “accessible” headset, and part of Facebook and Oculus’ goal to put one billion people in VR.

The Oculus Rift will also see a permanent price cut, coming down to $399 USD.

Do you still think VR is the future of gaming? Do any of these announcements reignite your interest in the nascent technology? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: IGN,Polygon



 

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Comments Comments (7)

 
Posted by MonkeyMan
On Thursday 12 Oct 2017 11:56 AM
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Makes a lot of sense to be stand alone, needing a flash computer is a big barrier for a lot of people.
I actually used the phone version of the rift at pearl harbour the other day, seems like such a waste to have a flash samsung used only for crappy vr tours
 
 
 
Posted by SpawnSeekSlay
On Thursday 12 Oct 2017 1:33 PM
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Its a great idea. Im more likely to jump on a standalone than going the full hog version because I dont have the PC for one, nor do I want one specifically for VR.
Im just interested what visuals you'll have on it, ie the full specs and what content can run on it.
 
 
 
Posted by kniteowl
On Thursday 12 Oct 2017 4:22 PM
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Sounds like a great idea to make it more accessible... :)
 
 
 
Posted by BlakeyNZ
On Thursday 12 Oct 2017 6:51 PM
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I'd really want one if you can stream Xbox to it in some shape or form
 
 
 
Posted by ptys
On Thursday 12 Oct 2017 7:16 PM
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I'm only interested if the visuals improve so stand alone prob. not for me. Hopefully some good competition brewing.
 
 
 
Posted by Outlaw213
On Friday 13 Oct 2017 12:45 AM
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Unlike 3D I think VR is here to stay, it's only going to get better and better!
 
 
 
Posted by Yofunk
On Monday 16 Oct 2017 2:48 PM
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I am hopeful these things will eventually become commonplace much like touchscreen phones