The Oculus Quest will also be more capable than Oculus Go, a $199 headset that doesn't require a computer, but can only track the rotation of a user's head. The device launches next spring and will have 50 titles available at launch, including the critically acclaimed Moss. It also remembers multiple rooms so you can hot-swap between them to play VR practically anywhere you please. The device features positional inside-out tracking, as well as tracking for the hand controllers.
'This is the wireless virtual reality experience we have been waiting for, ' Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said as he unveiled the new hardware and reaffirmed Facebook's commitment to virtual reality. The Quest will also work with most previous Oculus software, so at launch there shouldn't be a shortage of content. Coupled with the wireless controllers and the system's built-in 360 degree audio (which has been tuned for extended bass response), users should be able to enjoy untethered VR in a platform that is well beyond the capabilities of the pared-down Go. However, we haven't yet had the opportunity to try out the Oculus Quest so we'll reserve judgement.More news: Nana Patekar dismisses Tanushree Dutta’s sexual harassment allegations, might take legal action
The Quest features the "same best-of-class optics as Oculus Go", and packs a resolution of 1,600 x 1,440 per eye. In addition to the new hardware, the VR headset maker announced that its mobile app now supports the Oculus Rift, and that Oculus Go will soon gain access to YouTube VR's full library.
Anshel Sag, an analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy, said the Quest could make it easier to get into virtual reality gaming at a reasonable price. This figure is well under what many VR fans expected the standalone HMD to cost, particularly in knowing that the headset is aiming for Rift-quality experiences.