01 May 2019
Facebook has unveiled the Oculus Quest VR headset for $399 which brings Oculus Rift-like experiences to the masses. The Oculus Quest offers the portability of the entry-level Oculus Go with high-end features including complete positional tracking of the flagship Oculus Rift.
The Oculus Quest was announced at Facebook's Oculus Connect developer conference in San Jose. The new VR Headset is the consumer version of the Santa Cruz prototype and will be available for buying in early 2019.
The Oculus Quest doesn’t require to be tethered to a PC or a phone. It will support Oculus Rift software and is a more gaming-ready VR headset. The device will ship with two hand-held controllers similar to the Oculus Rift.
The headset comes with position tracking which is a big step up from the partial tracking found in the Oculus Go. The device will be able to offer more accurate tracking of a user's movement for an immersive gaming experience.
Facebook hasn’t revealed the core hardware inside the Oculus Quest as of now. The Oculus Go packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, and the new headset comes with the same 1600x1440 per eye display resolution of the Oculus Go, as well as built-in audio and 64GB of internal storage.
The Oculus Quest will come with 50 titles when it hits the shelves in the spring of 2019 including some popular Oculus Rift games like Robo Recall. Lucasfilm's ILMxLab has also announced that their Vader Immortal VR series will launch for the Oculus Quest in 2019.