Zuckerberg today announced the ‘all-in-one’ , ‘accessible’ headset as part of an effort in Facebook and Oculus’s goal of putting one billion people in RV. According to Zuckerberg, Oculus Go will not need a separate PC or mobile device.
In an official announcement, Oculus called his Oculus Go headset ‘the easiest way to experience VR’.
Despite the lower price, the Go has a higher resolution than the Rift. The Go is equipped with a 2560×1440 \Fast-switch\ LCD display, which is a boost to the combined 2160×1200 resolution of both Rift’s OLED screens. Fast-Switch probably means a higher refresh rate, but no speculation has yet been announced to see how it compared to the 90 Hz of the Rift. Oculus also promotes new and improved optical lenses for the Go, offering a wider field of vision and less glare. The LCD screen and new lenses should help with the screen door effect that is present on VR headsets, but we are still far from having the processing power to completely remove .
Oculus Go also includes integrated spatial audio, which is one of the great features of Oculus on the Rift during its launch. The loudspeakers are integrated on the sides of the headphones, so no additional equipment is required. They had the courage to add a 3.5 mm headphone jack, if you want to listen privately.
Go and Gear is ‘binary compatible’, so all applications that run on Gear should work on Go. It is useful to have an ecosystem when you launch a new product.
The new helmet is made of a new breathable fabric, for improved comfort, and the Go can be used with glasses.
Unlike the Rift, the unattached nature of the Go means that it will not have the full tracking abilities, but this can also be an advantage since not everyone has a dedicated site, it can take advantage of VR. At first, the Go seems to be an affordable VR headset, and although it does not have the gaming potential of a complete PC, the capabilities of a SoC smartphone have considerably improved Over the years. Unfortunately, Facebook / Oculus has not announced what actually feeds the Go, so we have to wait and see how much performance they can get for $ 199.
The Oculus Go arrives at the beginning of next year.