Standalone Oculus Quest VR Headset Arrives Next Spring

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the new Oculus Quest, the firm's new wireless VR headset.

Oculus promised 50 game titles available at launch, including "Vader Immortal" which will let Quest users play through the opening episode of a new virtual reality experience set in a castle of infamous "Star Wars" villain Darth Vader.

Zuckerberg said a speed bump on the road to adoption that Quest was meant to solve was making VR more convenient and portable. These are more advanced than the ones packed in with the Go; while that device only had point-and-click controllers with three degrees of motion, the Quest's feature analog sticks, triggers, and six degrees of motion control.

A big part of the Oculus Quest puzzle is the controllers, and while they are similar to the current Touch controllers, there are a few notable differences.

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The Oculus Quest seems to be the evolution of the Go, with the same basic concept of not being tethered to a PC, and not relying on any external devices. This is not the case with the new Oculus Quest virtual reality headset.

While some call virtual reality the future of gaming, computing, and so much more, the only way to get the most premium experience is by having the VR headset wired to a computer. "Thanks to Oculus Quest, we're now able to combine the best of both worlds and welcome even more people into the VR community". The $399 United States dollars price includes 64GB of onboard storage. They are calling this Oculus Insight. Sensors in the Oculus Quest map your environment while you navigate through it and Oculus inside tracking translates your real world movements to the game that you're playing.

On the games front, Oculus has said that Oculus Quest will work with "some of your favourite Rift games", meaning Robo Recall, The Climb and Moss will be making their way to Oculus Quest around launch. The display will have a resolution of 1600x1440 per eye, and includes built-in 360 audio.