Despite the limited enthusiasm with which the mass market has so far accepted virtual reality and its viewers, Facebook does not seem to want to slow down, indeed: in the latest Oculus Connect (OC5) a new version of the viewer has been announced, intermediate between the mobile Oculs Go and the top of the range Oculus Rift.
Oculus Quest will cost 399 dollars
Oculus Quest, this is the name of the new viewer, will be available from spring 2019 at the price of $ 399 in America (the price and release date in Italy must still be announced), that is $ 50 less than the Rift plus the Touch controller. If Rift requires a wired connection to a PC, Quest will be without cables, even if this led to choose the Snapdragon 835 as Cpu.
50 games ready for the launch
Facebook promised that the contents available for the Rift will all have a “porting” on Quest and that at the time of launch will be available over 50 video game titles including some “best sellers” like Robo Recall, The Climb and Moss.
Among the new titles was announced Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series, which will be developed on three episodes (the first already available at the launch of the Quest) and which will tell a story “untold” from Star Wars series, which confirms itself among the most appreciated franchisees by companies engaged in the VR sector (as we already saw with Sansar).
A good compromise between Go and Rift
Compared to Oculus Go (currently on sale from 219 euros in Italy), Oculus Quest can be considered an enhanced version, since it preserves the design but uses a more versatile processor (Go uses the Snapdragon 821) and, ensuring the taking over of the user’s position in a space, is able to offer more satisfying immersive experiences.
How Htc will react?
In short: Oculus Quest fills a commercial void and could help expand the audience of virtual reality devices users. Now the competition moves are expected, starting from Htc.
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