Offering six degrees of freedom and Touch controllers, Oculus Quest makes it easy to jump right into the action-with no PC, no wires, and no external sensors.

The device will be available in Spring 2019 for $399.

One of the biggest barriers to entry for VR so far has been the price. The device also features full roomscale tracking and PC-like motion controls. It's created to be a pick-up-and-play VR gaming system that uses inside-out tracking to map a room and track Oculus Touch-like controllers. Games and software designed for Quest, and future Oculus headsets, will still work on the original Rift. Based on an inside-out tracking system dubbed Oculus Insight, the headset requires no separate sensor stations to track the user's movements. Especially considering that the VR headset is completely wireless and standalone, it's going to be a massive step forward for virtual reality.

Oculus VR has confirmed a Spring 2019 launch date for the Oculus Quest, with USA pricing set at $399 - likely to translate to £399 in the United Kingdom, inclusive of Value-Added Tax. The Quest also features its own audio solution, with earphones embedded into the headstrap, providing 360° audio as you game.

"With the introduction of "Oculus Quest", we've completed our first generation of best-in-class VR headsets".

Oculus Quest features inside-out tracking, much like Windows Mixed Reality headsets that are now on the market. The Quest will most certainly be running a more powerful processor than the Snapdragon 821 featured in the Go, but again, we don't yet know which processor will be included. Not only does the quest allow you to view content in 360°, it also allows you to move around in this virtual world. However, due to the form factor, we expect it to be similar to the Qualcomm Snapdragon-powered Oculus Go, especially given the limited 64GB on-board storage.

The device will launch with 50+ games made specifically for the new hardware, offering "Rift-quality" experiences.


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