Oculus Go Standalone VR Headset on Sale Now

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A trailer for the Oculus Go has been embedded above.

The Oculus Go with 32GB of storage costs $199 / £199 / AU$299, while the Oculus Go with 64GB of storage costs $249 / £249 / AU$369.

In an age when leaks spoil every surprise, Facebook came very close to surprising everyone with the launch of its highly anticipated Oculus Go stand-alone VR headset. The news comes a year after Facebook first revealed the VR wearable. That's shared between both eyes.

Built-in spatial audio and an integrated microphone allow for maximum immersion straight out of the box, while headset weight, support straps, and the facial interface have all been optimized for the best fit and feel possible. Battery life is claimed to last between 1.5 and 2 hours of gaming, 2 and 2.5 hours for video viewing. It works on its own, with an included controller device, and uses inside-out tracking instead of the typical outside-in tracking we've seen on high-end VR headsets like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

However, as of Tuesday morning, the $199 Oculus Go appeared to have already sold out as the Amazon listed it as now unavailable.

"For the first time, Oculus brings you a truly standalone VR headset-with no additional hardware, computers, or devices required".

That architecture has helped Facebook and Oculus keep the price down, of course, but it has also forced some compromises.

Oculus Go uses internal cameras, sensors and software to track movements that are translated into corresponding motion in virtual worlds rendered in headsets.

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