Oculus Announces All-In-One VR Headset, ‘Oculus Quest’ (VIDEO)
Today saw VR developers assemble for the Oculus Connect conference where a new piece of hardware was set to be announced at the event. Facebook would unveil the Oculus Quest, an upcoming VR headset touting updated power and standalone operating capabilities.
Having previously gone by the name “Santa Cruz,” the Quest is rocking some pretty significant updates from other headsets under the Oculus brand. The biggest selling point is its “six degrees of freedom” and lacking need for external wiring from a PC or mobile device. The device also touts an “inside-out tracking” system, which computes a player’s head movements internally and without the need for exterior sensors. Check out the tech showcase below.
Launching along with two branded Touch controllers, Oculus Quest will arrive with over 50 games at launch, one of which is a confirmed Star Wars adventure featuring the character of Darth Vader. The base version of Quest will start at 64GB of storage space, updated built-in audio, and an adjustable display resolution of 1600×1440 per eye.
With wireless VR technology currently in its early stages, a pretty extravagant price would be expected for such a standalone device. However as it turns out, the Quest was announced to retail at $399 USD, the same price the Oculus Rift is currently going for in stores. While more information is expected to arrive before then, Oculus Quest is currently slated to release in Spring 2019.
What do you think? Are you interested in Oculus’ crack at wireless VR, or do you feel it doesn’t match up to what the HTC Vive Pro is offering? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more featured gaming hardware, check out these next few news stories:
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