Hide

Standalone Oculus Go VR headset shipping next year for $199

Facebook will sell a $199 standalone Oculus Go VR headset, part of the social network's mission to get 1 billion people on board with the virtual technology. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Oculus Go finds "that sweet spot" of an affordable price and a high-end virtual reality experience. Current VR experiences fall into two categories: smartphone-enabled headsets carrying a lower price tag but a jumpier experience, and PC experiences that are higher quality, but cost more and are usually tethered to the computer. "It's the most accessible VR experience ever," said Zuckerberg in the keynote for Oculus Connect, a developers event for the virtual reality platform. The Oculus Go will ship next year. Developers will receive test kits next mo ...