Facebook Reveal The Wireless Oculus Quest Headset

"Brings the magic of Rift to a mainstream product "

Things have been a bit quiet since Facebook bought Oculus Rift for $3 billion back in 2014 but now they have revealed Oculus Quest, a new VR headset that doesn’t require a PC, console, or a mobile phone. “This is it,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said during his keynote speech, “This is the all-in-one VR headset that we have been waiting for.”

The 64GB version will cost $399 and includes two Touch controllers, built in audio, and a screen resolution of 1600 x 1440. A Star Wars game has been announced as an exclusive and there will be fifty other titles available at launch, mostly games that are already available on the other Oculus sets. No UK pricing has been revealed but expect it to be the nearer £400 than £300.

The headset has custom inside-out-tracking technology which allows it to work in much larger rooms than current headsets.

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  1. It sounds like a nice idea. But if $399 turns into £399, maybe not so great? Not a huge price difference between that and a PSVR (assuming you need to buy a PS4 as well).

    And the inside out tracking sounds great, unless you want to look one way while pointing in a different direction. Maybe shooting behind you while you run away from something?

    There’s also talk of the refresh rate only being 72Hz, which could get unpleasant.

    Game support seems fairly decent though, with things like Superhot and Moss coming.

    Just can’t quite see who it’s aimed at. Current PC options and PSVR are still fairly niche products, so they’re aiming at a mass market, but with the same price? Powered by a 2 year old (when it releases) processor? Give it a couple of years for a new version powered by next years technology and it might get somewhere.

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