Facebook's Oculus targets enterprise VR with business product bundle

Oculus Go Set To Launch In Early 2018 For $199

Facebook has switched to a penetration pricing strategy to spur consumer interest for its Oculus-brand virtual reality headsets.

This is the "most accessible VR headset ever" and is expected to arrive at some point in 2018, the Facebook CEO said at company's annual "Oculus Connect" conference at San Hose, California. Moreover, it doesn't need any expensive, powerful pc like its elder cousin the Oculus Rift PC to function as its a standalone VR headset, with nothing extra wires, graphics attachments are required here. He also unveiled the Oculus Go, a cheaper and more mobile Oculus headset priced at $199 for the mass market. According to Facebook's VP of VR, Hugo Barra, the standalone mobile headset feels "incredibly soft to wear", although we'll have to take him up on that when we get one in for review.

Oculus VR/FacebookOculus Rift has permanently lowered the base price for its Rift and Touch bundles. The company began trying out price drops, starting with a $200 discount earlier this year.

Facebook has financed heavily in virtual reality hardware products to include a 360-degree panoramic view of faraway or imaginary spaces, and Facebook hopes a niche concern to a widely used platform for gaming, communication and business applications. Audi is using Oculus to create virtual showrooms for its cars that let prospective customers try out thousands of custom configurations before making an order. Here, we present the latest news and everything you need to know about the Oculus Go, including release date rumours, United Kingdom pricing, design and features.

The Oculus Go will straddle the market between the Rift and the Samsung Gear, a $129 headset that runs on some of Samsung's higher-priced phones.

This, as Mark Zuckerberg said will also be the primary means of reaching his goal, that of inducting a billion users to VR. It's made of a lightweight fabric, comes with integrated spatial audio - so others can hear what you're hearing, if you want them to - and will be fully compatible with all Samsung Gear VR apps.

The newly-announced headset is equipped with a new generation of lenses. There is also a 3.5-mm standard headphone jack for personal use.

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