Sunday, 18 November, 2018

Oculus Announces Oculus Quest, Its First All-in-One VR Gaming System

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Katie Ramirez | 30 September, 2018, 04:26

This will allow people to look around in any direction and walk through virtual space as in the physical world.

"Oculus VR head Hugo Barra said the Oculus Quest was made for games", while the other headsets, such as the Go are more video-focused mobile headsets.

Announced during the keynote presentation at Oculus Connect 2018, the company's fifth annual conference, Oculus Quest is described as an all-in-one standalone six-degrees of freedom (6DOF) virtual reality headset.

The headset uses Google's Android mobile operating system, which can run numerous games designed for Oculus's range-topping Rift headset, including climbing simulator The Climb and puzzle game Moss.

"With the introduction of Oculus Quest, we've completed our first generation of best-in-class VR headsets", said the Oculus team in a blog post. Like these headsets, it has both advantages and disadvantages relative to tethered VR cousins Oculus Rift, HTC Vive/Pro, Windows VR and Sony PlayStation VR. Affordability with the Oculus Go, power with the Oculus Rift, and now a combination of the two in the Oculus Quest.

Oculus demoed the Quest using several games in an area about the size of a typical living room. It launches in Spring 2019, starting at $399 (R5 629).

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The system does away with external sensors by replacing them with a technology called Oculus Insight.

Oculus VR has not yet released full specs for the Quest, but it's built with a smartphone chip, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, used in several flagship handsets past year.

The latest VR headset from Oculus can store up to 64GB of games.

To play the games, Oculus has equipped the Quest with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, which is also used in rival headsets from Lenovo and Google and which is significantly faster than the unit in the entry-level Go, says Gizmodo.

The standalone VR headset boasting the same quality experiences as the Oculus Rift but without wires will hit the market early next year at a price of $399. That is Facebook, which now presents us the Oculus Quest glasses, which are going to be a version with better features than the Oculus Go.

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