Oculus hopes its $399 headset will bring virtual reality to the masses

Oculus hopes its $399 headset will bring virtual reality to the masses

Facebook announced its newest VR headset that will ship next year. But a new device coming out next spring from Facebook-owned Oculus may convince more people to try the technology. It utilizes the inside-out tracking method with the help of four ultra-wide cameras that scan all the objects within one's environment in order to deliver accurate real-time positioning capability to the headset. But the dream of an exceptional VR headset that doesn't tangle isn't quite there yet - the performance and graphics quality can't compare to wired systems. Building a computer that can handle most VR games for the foreseeable future as well as picking up the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive itself can reach prices well over $1000.

Within Insight, there is also a feature called Guardian that is created to avoid users from bumping into walls or other objects that might be on users way when they used Quest.

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Oculus promised 50 game titles available at launch, including "Vader Immortal" which will let Quest users play through the opening episode of a new virtual reality experience set in a castle of infamous "Star Wars" villain Darth Vader.

Originally codenamed Santa Cruz, the Quest is the high-end, standalone VR headset it's been teasing since 2016.

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'This isn't a question of whether we are going to get there, it is how, ' Zuckerberg said, while acknowledging the path may be longer than first expected. While Oculus tells us that the VR headset will start for just $399 with 64GB of built-in storage, the company hasn't announced how much processing power will be crammed into the device. Resolution on the Oculus Go is listed as 2560×1440 (1280×1440 per eye), which would make the Oculus Quest superior to either the Rift or the Go. The Quest also comes with touch controllers, much like the Rift, giving you the tools you need to game in virtual reality.

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