It is reported that Facebook plans to launch its Oculus Go independent virtual reality (VR) helmet at the company's F8 developer conference this year. Variety reports that the VR headset is likely to make its F8 debut in May, along with Facebook's promise of "the greatest news of AR / VR on Facebook to date."
Oculus first introduced its new independent VR headsets in October, which will be priced at $ 199 once they are shipped. The Go is designed to be an independent headset that will be located between the Gear VR of $ 129 and $ 499, without tracking inside out or motion control fully followed. The Oculus Go will be built by Xiaomi and has a Snapdragon 821 processor inside. Recent leaks suggest that the $ 199 base model will include 32 GB of storage, while a 64 GB model will also be available at a higher price.
Oculus is also working on a headset with code name Santa Cruz, which is an independent prototype with tracking. HTC recently introduced its Vive Pro, a higher resolution version of the original Vive headset with built-in headphones and support for a wireless adapter. It is a device that could complicate Oculus' vision for independent virtual reality, especially because HTC is focusing on the high-end market of the virtual reality market. HTC has also presented its own all-in-one VR headset, the Live Focus. HTC does not say exactly when it will be available, but it should be the first virtual reality headset with six degrees of freedom in the market.