Oculus Rift is Getting a Permanent Price Cut

12 October, 2017, 13:21 | Author: Darnell Taylor
  • Oculus Rift is Getting a Permanent Price Cut

Last year, Facebook announced that Oculus was working on a higher-fidelity experience that would let the Rift headset be untethered from the PC. The display is a fast-switch LCD screen with a resolution of 2560x1440 pixels, and it comes with integrated headphones.

Facebook is launching a new virtual reality (VR) headset which needs no separate PC to operate - but VR is lacking crucial components to make it a mainstream success.

The new product is meant to be more practical and accessible than Facebook's current flagship VR device, Oculus Rift, which requires a paired computer system to work - limiting its use to the home and to those who can afford a PC with the specifications needed to run virtual reality applications.

"The Oculus Go has potential to be a huge driver of growth", if people like the titles and apps on it, Stephanie Llamas, vice president of research at Super Data, said in an email.

The Rift headset is only available bundled with the controllers and can be purchased from the Oculus website.

Oculus Go is intended for those that do not have a Samsung smartphone. The auto company is using Oculus for Business to build VR showrooms to allow customers to walk around the place and configure the vehicle themselves before they make the purchasing decision.

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Oculus Rift now being offered at $399 with a pair of touch controllers in the United States of America and United Kingdom.

Apart from its new VR headset, Oculus also showcased a new development into its Project Santa Cruz VR headset that was first showed off past year.

As reported at the time, a new standalone headset priced at $199 will debut in early 2018. There is, however, no release date for the Santa Cruz motion controllers.

"I am more committed than ever to the future of virtual reality", Mr. Zuckerberg reassured a crowd of computer programmers gathered in San Jose, California, for Oculus' annual conference. The company was calling the prototype of this product "Santa Cruz" headset. Oculus Dash is Rift's new interface that has been built from the ground up for Touch. There's no must-have app There's no must-have app that's pulling people into the Rift or VR. "The problem is you will be spending that money on a device that only does VR and nothing else".

The all-in-one VR headset is created to be accessible and is made up of "super lightweight" materials, including a new "soft and breathable" fabric for the facial interface. Games themselves are also likely to enjoy discounts, so check out Steam and Green Man Gaming.

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