Oculus Go. © Facebook.
Facebook introduced the Oculus Go, its new virtual reality headset, which will be sold for a relatively reasonable US$200. The first thing we noticed about it is that it’s a standalone headset: no need for a PC, or the attendant wires. The Oculus comes with an LCD “specifically optimized for virtual reality” at 2,560x1,440 pixels, for a 90-degree field of vision. At that price, tracking functions are limited: just the headset and controller movements are detected. The Go will ship early next year, but a developer’s kit should be available in November. Facebook also announced that it was dropping the price of the Oculus Rift by US$100, to US$400.