Oculus today took the wraps off its brand new VR headset, the Oculus Quest. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the new Oculus Quest, the firm’s new wireless VR headset.
Oculus launched a cheaper version of a standalone VR headset, the Oculus Go, which went on sale for $199 earlier in the year. The Oculus Quest is essentially a more premium version of the Go, with new features like hand controller tracking. The device features positional inside-out tracking, as well as tracking for the hand controllers. Oculus first started teasing its new headset, codenamed “Santa Cruz”, a few years ago, letting developers get an early look at the platform. Like the Oculus Go, the Quest is a standalone VR headset, which means you don’t need to connect it to an external device or computer. At all.
The device will launch with 50+ games made specifically for the new hardware, offering “Rift-quality” experiences. Facebook is still quite tight-lipped about the new hardware, though the company says the new Quest headset will feature the same 1600×1400 resolution display per eye.
Oculus Quest is going to be a big step forward for VR. Facebook is promising to offer Rift-level quality on the Quest, which is a huge promise. Especially considering that the VR headset is completely wireless and standalone, it’s going to be a massive step forward for virtual reality.
The device will be available in Spring 2019 for $399.