Whether this will be an outstanding footnote in tech industry history or another damp squib among the many "awesome" saccharine-filled features, experiences and apps to emerge from Silicon Valley conference halls lately remains to be seen. Unless you give me a good reason to fear not owning a VR headset - whether it be impacting my work, social life, or another crucial element linked to my lifestyle - I don't buy it, and won't be in the near future.
"We believe Oculus Go will be the most accessible VR experience", Barra said.
The Oculus Go will become available in early 2018, and will start at $199.
Just like the Samsung Gear VR, the Oculus Go will allow users to spin around in the VR world.
There is a lot you can do and enjoy with Oculus Go.
"This is a great opportunity-not only for businesses, but for the long-term viability of VR". The LCD high resolution, fast-switch screen should reduce the dreaded screen door effect while enhancing visual clarity; the new lenses should also suffer less from glare.
For audio, the Oculus Go uses spatial audio, something that was used in the Rift as well.
For the people who aren't in a headset, Facebook chose to drop in 3D Posts, a native media type in News Feed that gives everyone the ability to share content created inside VR.
Oculus Connect 4 also offered another peek at Project Santa Cruz, the ambitious next step of PC VR sporting an untethered headset. It showed off two positionally tracked controllers, with infrared LEDs, that will work with the inside-out tracking on the headset. The new prototype-stage VR headset is relatively sleeker, and offers six-degrees-of-freedom for motion control.
The company announced a permanent price cut on Rift and Touch combo, dropping the same to $399 in the US. You can watch movies or concerts, play games, or hang out with your friends in virtual reality. The device will also come along with features that enthusiasts wanted to be added to the VR headset.