The Oculus Go is already hitting store shelves

02 May, 2018, 02:05 | Author: Kristi Owen
  • Oculus' Hugo Barra Unboxes the new Oculus Go

The Oculus Go virtual reality headset is shipping today, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said at Facebook's F8 developer conference. The company has released plenty of details today during the Facebook Developers Conference, with Facebook VP of VR Hugo Barra taking to the stage as part of the keynote address.

The Oculus Go fundamentally feels like a miniature Oculus Rift.

In an age when leaks spoil every surprise, Facebook came very close to surprising everyone with the launch of its highly anticipated Oculus Go stand-alone VR headset.

The hardware is the company's first standalone headset and has launched with more than 1,000 apps, games and experiences.

A 32GB version will cost $199 and a 64GB retails for $249. A photo surfaced of a sign that suggests that F8 attendees will get an Oculus Go.


'Oculus Go is the easiest way to jump into virtual reality, ' the Amazon listing states.

Starting at £199, Facebook believes the new headset can get more people into VR with social experiences, cheap, mobile games and experiences like live concerts and movies from the likes of Netflix. Mark Zuckerberg is expected to announce the Oculus Go availability in his keynote at F8 at 10 am PDT. We can see an Oculus Rift package next to these boxes, though, and the Rift package is much larger.

Facebook has revealed in January that Xiaomi is the manufacturer of the Oculus Go. It can also be used with glasses.

Another item that I love about this headset is the way they've built in-headset stereo audio into the design while still keeping the headset straps fabric and portable.

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