Facebook eyes VR accessibility as it launches Oculus Go for $199

Facebook's F8 starts Tuesday. What do you want to hear about?

The headset cuts the cord versus the original Oculus Rift, with a fully self-contained VR system and wireless controller. While much of the discussion is expected to center on privacy and data protection, Amazon's offering of a pre-order on the site suggests that the Oculus Go pre-order and launch date might also be announced at the show. As of this writing, if you try to pre-order the device, Amazon's listing page says that it's unavailable.

The listing also says the device is only eligible for shipping to USA addresses.

It seems likely we'll hear more about availability at Facebook's F8 conference, which begins in San Jose, California today.

The Amazon post comes as the Oculus Go has already been spotted in the wild. If you want, you can also order the Oculus Go from Amazon, Best Buy, and Newegg.

Behind a glass case, the user saw both 32gb and 64gb versions of the device.

As well as the standard 32GB version for $199, there is also a 64GB model available for $249.

The Oculus Go is expected to be released around December 2018, and will be able to run existing applications which have been released for Samsung's Gear VR headset.

The Oculus Go has a 2560 x 1440 LCD screen, a Snapdragon 821 processor, and integrated spatial audio.

Starting at £199, Facebook believes the new headset can get more people into VR with social experiences, cheap, mobile games and experiences like live concerts and movies from the likes of Netflix. There is also a companion app in the Play Store or app store (for iOS users) for downloading games and apps for the headset.

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