Not content with just playing at the top end of the market, Oculus has announced Oculus Go: a lower spec, low-end version of VR.
In a post on the official blog, Oculus announced that Oculus Go would begin shipping for $US199 from next year.
It’s a standalone, lightweight headset with a controller akin to a soundbar remote or Google’s Daydream controller. Oculus didn’t provide exact specs, but the screen is an LCD panel and the headset has in-built “spatial speakers”, along with a 3.5mm headphone jack.
“Gear VR and Oculus Go apps are binary compatible, and they share the same controller input set—that means developers building for Gear VR are already building for Oculus Go,” Oculus said. “As an added plus, the best of our mobile VR content library will be available to everyone on day one.”
A bigger announcement, however, involved Titanfall developers Respawn Entertainment. The studio announced they would be partnering with Oculus to release a VR title in 2019, focused on war and the tension of combat.
It’ll be interesting to see if people are still using first-generation headsets by the time Respawn’s VR shooter comes out.