Everything you need to know from Oculus Connect 4 VR conference

By : |October 12, 2017 0
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Facebook and Oculus are moving forward with their big VR dream, showing off new hardware, software, developer tools, and more at Oculus Connect 4. Here’s a list of VR products announced by Facebook at the Oculus Connect 4 VR conference-

a) Oculus Go

Facebook announces a slew of products at the Oculus Connect 4 VR conferenceOculus

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg unveiled Oculus’ latest standalone VR headset that doesn’t require a wire to a computer or a phone you stick inside. The headset called as Oculus Go would launch early next year at a price of $199. The Oculus Go will land with day-one compatibility with the entire GearVR library, which may indicate that it will contain smartphone-level processing as opposed to something comparable to a high-end PC.

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b) Project Santa Cruz

Project Santa Cruz announced by facebook at the Oculus Connect 4 VR conference Oculus

Santa Cruz headset is a high-end wireless headset due to ship in early 2018. Also, there are new and improved controllers to go with the headset. The Santa Cruz headset has been updated with more tracking sensors on its front face. Zuckerberg said that this will be the first time anyone has ever shown a complete experience of both a standalone headset and fully tracked controllers.

c) Oculus for BusinessFacebook‘s Head of VR, Hugo Barra announced the business-specific initiative, Oculus for Business. The initiative gives companies a chance to place bulk orders for Oculus Rift headsets. “Oculus for Business is for companies who want to explore VR to create new workflows,” Barra explained, noting that Audi is using Rift products in dealerships to cater to customers.

d) Oculus Avatars– Coming early 2018, an update to Oculus Avatars are going to make them much more personal. There will be many more ways to customize hair, face, and clothing, in fact, the update will come with trillions of different permutations. Oculus Avatars will also be able to travel over to other platforms, like SteamVR and Daydream.

e) Rift Core 2.0– The company announced that Rift will be getting some major upgrades. The Rift Core 2.0 update in December will bring fresh Dash functionality, which lets you access your entire PC’s apps (including web browsing) in your VR space.

f) Facebook Spaces– Oculus is expanding on Facebook Spaces with a few additions to make your experience that much more fun; they’re also soon expanding Facebook Spaces to more platforms. Also coming is something called Quillistrations, which enables users to bring their Quill creations right into Facebook Spaces.

g) Oculus Rift price slashed– The company also slashed the price of its Oculus Rift to $399 permanently. The Oculus Rift and Touch controller bundle were initially priced at $798. Then they were priced at $399 for a limited period of time.

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