Oculus announces Quest, its $399 high-end standalone headset

Oculus announces Quest, its $399 high-end standalone headset

Oculus announces Quest, its $399 high-end standalone headset

The new $399 Oculus Quest headset unveiled at the Facebook unit's developer conference is being aimed at gamers seeking immersion in virtual worlds, with other potential applications likely in the future. But to track your position, the headset has four "ultra-light" sensors on the headset's edges, which can register your position in a room relative to your surroundings.

Oculus Quest will sit alongside the Oculus Rift and Oculus Go, offering VR experiences at several different price points. Quest features built-in 3D audio, technology Zuckerberg says the team has improved on since its appearance in the Oculus Go, and will launch with 50 VR games, apps, and experiences.

The Oculus Quest will release in the spring for $399.

Think of it as a step up from the Oculus Go. And it offers a more immersive experience than cheaper wireless headsets, like this year's Oculus Go, by using more advanced sensors and controllers.

Insight also supports multi-room guardian.

Oculus' long-teased standalone Santa Cruz VR headset has been revealed as the Oculus Quest at the company's Oculus Connect 2018 keynote today.

We're at Oculus Connect 5 and we'll be getting some hands on time with the Quest so stay tuned for our first impressions on the new Oculus headset. Avatars are being worked on, and later this year it's expected we'll see expressive avatars that have enhanced eye and mouth movements. Notably absent was the Gear VR headset, which was created through a partnership with Samsung and Oculus.

The advent of wireless VR with higher performance and better visuals is an easy "gimme", except for the overall level of sustainable graphics performance and the inevitable impact on visuals and battery life. But I'm confident we're going to get there.

Zuckerberg said a speed bump on the road to adoption that Quest was meant to solve was making VR more convenient and portable.

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