The first standalone virtual reality headset from Facebook-owned Oculus is finally available for purchase today. The Oculus Go headset has been officially launched today and it’s now available for purchase in 23 countries across the globe. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says that the Oculus Go headset is the “easiest way to get into VR.”
The Oculus Go is a standalone virtual reality headset which means that it all of the components that it needs to function are contained within the headset itself. Users don’t need a PC or a phone to jump into VR. They can just put on the headset and immerse themselves in a VR experience.
The Oculus Go has a 538ppi 2560 x 1440 WQHD LCD display with built-in spatial audio and an integrated microphone. The accompanying straps and facial interface have all been designed with maximum comfort in mind.
Since the Oculus Go is binary compatible with the Gear VR, Samsung’s mobile VR headset that sources its software platform from Oculus, users will find more than 1,000 VR games, apps, and experiences already available for the Oculus Go.
It’s available for purchase in 23 countries across the globe starting today through oculus.com. The base model with 32GB of storage costs $199, those who want more storage can spend $249 on the 64GB model.