All the big announcements from Oculus Connect 4

Oculus is moving forward with its VR platform, showing off new hardware, software, developer tools, and more at Oculus Connect 4. In case you missed the keynote, we’ve put together a list of all the big announcements that are making waves in the VR world.

Oculus Go

The first big announcement we saw this morning is a new standalone VR system called Oculus Go . Go targets the sweet spot between mobile VR and PC VR, both in terms of technology and price, which is set at $199.

Designed to be as light as possible, Oculus Go also features a new mesh foam interface that enhances the comfort level of today’s hardware. To keep the weight down, there are no visible earbuds like there are on the Oculus Rift. Instead, spatial audio is built into the headset. If you prefer to use standard headphones, there is a 3.5mm jack.

This headset will obviously provide the best visual experience in VR thanks to its second generation lenses and a WQHD fast switching LCD that offers a higher fill factor than OLED. This means less screen door effect and less glare.

Oculus Go and controller

The controller appeared next to the headset, and it will indeed work just like the current Gear VR controller. Developers making apps for Gear VR will also be making apps for Oculus Go (and vice versa), and many of the best Gear VR apps will be available for Oculus Go from day one. The Oculus Go controller will use three degrees of freedom (DoF), which the headset will also use. To put this into perspective, the Oculus Rift uses six degrees of freedom.

An exact launch date has yet to be set and we currently expect early 2018. As for the developer kits, they will start shipping in November 2017.

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