At it’s annual Oculus developers’ conference in San Jose, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced their second-generation Virtual Reality headset, the Oculus Go.
Expected to cost $199 and ship “early next year,” this wireless model does not require any cabling or require a direct connection to a PC to experience VR content.
By launching a lower-cost headset that doesn’t give up on higher-end VR features, Facebook is hoping that the Oculus Go will bring VR into more homes. Zuckerberg, in his announcement, mentioned that he wanted to get “1 billion people in virtual reality.”
In addition to the headset, Facebook announced a new VR feature which will let groups of users simultaneously watch live events in a large virtual space, calling the feature “Venues.”
Facebook’s Oculus stream: