Oculus revealed that the base unit Oculus headset is now $399 (£303.5). This price includes the Touch controllers. The new Oculus Go will be self-sustaining, provide a single remote for gaming and will run a limited amount of Oculus apps.
Oculus held their "Oculus Connect" event and a couple of big announcements popped up. First things first: the base unit Oculus headset is now $399 (£303.5). This price includes the Touch controllers. They shaved off some £151.8.
Facebook's Oculus Rift has endured the same fate just last month. Both companies touted the price cut as an effort to grow their community. HTC President Rikard Steiber said the cut coincides with the arrival of flagship titles like "Doom" and "Ready Player One", based on the upcoming Speilberg VR movie. "I am so proud of the wide array of experiences now available for the Vive. Our developers deserve a bigger audience. The Vive is not just for first adopters anymore."
The Oculus Go is a new addition to the family. This system will be self-sustaining, provide a single remote for gaming and run a limited amount of Oculus apps. The price? It starts at $199 or £151.39. That's the basic info to get you interested.
Now for the juicy stuff straight from the source: "Effortlessly enter VR with no PC or wires attached. Oculus Go is an all-in-one VR headset made to fit you. Designed with breathable fabrics, adjustable straps, and our best lenses yet."
In related Oculus news, users are getting their own customized Home space. The Oculus Dash project is set to re-invent the UI in December. Also, "Project Santa Cruz" is still underway, which will provide a wireless standalone headset solution that's more powerful than the Go and uses the Touch remotes. It promises to be a "first" in the VR industry.