An picture leaked on Reddit exhibits what’s claimed to be an Oculus Go devkit. The image additionally accommodates what might be the finalized retail packaging for the standalone VR headset.
The field shows a number of apps that will come pre-installed on the system together with Netflix, Facebook, Hulu and Ultrawings. Possibly much more thrilling is the prospect that it will be suitable with over 1,000 apps, games and movies upon launch.
This quantity naturally consists of virtually all Gear VR apps, which Facebook stated the Go would be compatible with when it launches. However, because it additionally consists of “movies” on this complete, it might be that the majority of it’s watchable content material relatively than playable however we’ll should see when it launches.
What units the Oculus Go aside from Samsung’s Gear VR is that it’s a standalone system. Where the Gear VR requires one among quite a lot of suitable Samsung smartphones, the Go is absolutely self-contained.
Keep in thoughts that the Go doesn’t start to match to the Oculus Rift or another VR headset powered by a PC so the expertise will not be fairly nearly as good. Facebook did say that the Go would have a show that was of upper high quality than the Rift.
For one, the lenses used within the moveable set are higher than these in its huge brother and considerably scale back glare. Additionally, the two,560 x 1,440 LCD makes use of a “fast-switching” know-how to remove lag between actions and the displayed picture. It will additionally not endure from the “screen-door effect,” Oculus VR boss Hugo Barra informed TechRadar.
The Oculus Go nonetheless doesn’t have a confirmed launch date however Facebook has stated that it will be out early this yr. The base mannequin will promote for $199 though the packaging appears to point there may be larger storage capability fashions coming as properly.