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12 October 2017, 01:22 | Lucia Cruz
Oculus Go is a standalone VR headset coming in early 2018 for just $199
"I am more committed than ever to the future of virtual reality", Mr. Zuckerberg reassured a crowd of computer programmers gathered in San Jose, California, for Oculus' annual conference.
The company also announced that it will soon allow users to take VR objects to the Oculus Medium app and to Facebook Spaces, and also let them share their to the News Feed.
As well as the $199 consumer device, Zuckerberg is holding true to his vision of making VR a communications standard in the business world and revealed the $900 Oculus for Business platform that comes with Rift, Touch controllers, three room sensors, Oculus remote, three Rift Fits and a commercial license.
Facebook is targeting the device to be more than just a gaming experience with the ability to watch movies, concerts and meet friends in the realm of VR.
The Oculus Go is a mobile headset that bridges the gap between the company's two other offerings - the Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift.
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Oculus is also included integrated spatial audio with the drivers built directly into the headset, removing the need to use headphones if preferred, although Oculus has also added a 3.5 mm jack for separate headphones to be connected if desired.
Remember that you'll need a decent-spec PC to run any VR - if you don't have one, keep an eye on gaming PC deals - any high-end rig will run VR well, though some specifically advertise themselves as "VR-ready" now to show they meet the required specs for Vive and Oculus.
Google Daydream is another alternative which works with a wider variety of smartphones, and the price of HTC's Vive has recently been slashed. Google is also working on a stand-alone headset that won't require a phone, but hasn't specified when that device will be released or how much it will cost. "With Oculus for Business, more people will get the chance to try VR and experience the magic first-hand". Standalone is new category created to bring more freedom and accessibility to VR. "Opening up more of those experiences to more of us - that's not isolating, that's freeing". Oculus was acquired by Facebook in early 2014.With an aim to control your VR with your looks Oculus invested in The Eye Tribe.
In addition to the Oculus Go reveal, Facebook's head of VR Hugo Barra provided an update on Project Santa Cruz, Facebook's prototype movement-tracking standalone headset. Developers can even debug their VR apps while inside them, using Visual Studio, Unity, and Unreal.
The company is also promising to make improvements to avatars themselves.
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