The Oculus Go VR headset was launched in October 2017, however it was not accessible on the market till Might 2018. Two years after the sale, Fb just lately introduced that it’ll cease promoting Oculus Go merchandise. Beginning at $199, Oculus Go is a fairly priced standalone VR headset with a Snapdragon 821 processor. It delivers a 2560 x 1440 decision and comes with spatial audio and controller. Xiaomi additionally labored with Oculus to promote it within the type of Mi VR Standalone in China. The corporate mentioned
“We’ll finish gross sales of Oculus Go headsets this 12 months as we double down on bettering our choices for Quest and Rift…Oculus Go’s success first proved that the all-in-one kind issue can ship extremely immersive experiences”
Fb acknowledged that Oculus Go will proceed to assist bug fixes and safety updates by 2022. Nevertheless, no new functions will accessible after December 18th, and builders should submit new functions and utility updates by December 4th.
Oculus Quest stands out as the subsequent choice
If you wish to purchase a stand-alone VR headset now, Oculus Quest could also be your best option. Nevertheless, it comes with the next beginning price. It’s also reported that Fb could launch a brand new Oculus Quest with a 90Hz refresh rate by the top of this 12 months.
From Fb’s Q1 2020 earnings report, the corporate had about $297 million from its non-advertising companies. This consists of gross sales from the Oculus Go VR headset. Nevertheless, the corporate didn’t particularly disclose its gross sales of VR headsets.
Based on estimates from market analysis agency SuperData, Fb shipped 55,000 items of the Go in Q1 2020. Throughout the similar interval, the corporate shipped far more Quest items and Rift / Rift S headsets. Fb has been buying VR studios over the previous 12 months. A latest announcement confirms Fb’s acquisition of Prepared at Daybreak Studios. Nonetheless, there isn’t a indication that the termination of sale is expounded to the acquisition.
By way of design, the Go comes with a top-notch breathable cloth and it has an adjustable slide design. It has a display decision of 2560 x 1440 and the display comes with the brand new anti-vertigo lens design. It additionally has a medical lens accessor and Quick change know-how thus customers can reduce vertigo when utilizing this headset. Moreover, this machine is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor coupled with 32GB and 64GB space for storing. The 2 variants are priced at $199 and $249 respectively. Its obtained a built-in sound speaker in addition to a 3.5mm headphone jack which allows connections to third-party headphones.