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Facebook eyes VR accessibility as it launches Oculus Go for $199

Facebook eyes VR accessibility as it launches Oculus Go for $199

Oculus Go is the first standalone VR headset from those at Oculus, and at the first day of Facebook's F8 2018 conference, its surprise release date was announced.

The device features a 2,560-by-1,440 LCD offering "the best optics of any VR system we've built", the Oculus team wrote in a Tuesday blog post. Earlier today, an image briefly appeared on a Facebook VR group page showing a sign "informing attendees that they can pick up their own Oculus Go unit at the registration desk later today".

A big selling point of Oculus Go is its price which starts at just $199 for 32GB storage.

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For a better experience, there is built-in spatial audio and integrated microphone. As of now, the company only has two products - the Oculus Rift and Gear VR (in partnership with Samsung).

Evidence is piling up that Facebook-owned Oculus is gearing up to launch its low-priced, standalone virtual reality headset Oculus Go, possibly as soon as later today. It's a new way of experiencing TV in virtual reality.

The company is also working to bring more native interactions with different partners like Netflix. Assuming this is accurate, the announcement would likely be made during Facebook's keynote, which kicks off at 10am PST.