Oculus Go unveiled: a $200 standalone VR headset

October 12th, 2017   decode   Android 7.1

The Oculus team shook up the VR market with several big announcements. First is a permanent price cut to $400 for the Rift. Then there’s a new VR headset – the Oculus Go – and finally, an update on the Santa Cruz prototype.

You can think of the Oculus Go as a standalone Gear VR. It does not need a phone inside it, but it can’t stream the game video from a PC either. The games run on the device itself and there’s already a library of titles – the Gear VR games specifically. (Android isn’t mentioned anywhere, but it has to be, right?)

For game control and interaction there is a single…

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