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Oculus unveils standalone virtual reality headset

Facebook leader Mark Zuckerberg has unveiled a brand new Oculus virtual reality headset untethered from computer systems as a part of a imaginative and prescient to deliver the brand new generation to the hundreds.

Oculus Go headsets will probably be priced at $199 once they start transport early subsequent 12 months, Zuckerberg stated all over a keynote presentation at an annual builders convention within the Silicon Valley town of San Jose.

Zuckerberg touted Oculus Go as the primary product in a “sweet spot” between smartphones and robust desktop computer systems.

“It’s an all-new, standalone headset that doesn’t require you to snap in a phone or plug in a cable,” Zuckerberg stated.

Oculus Go makes use of interior cameras, sensors and tool to trace actions which are translated into corresponding movement in virtual worlds rendered in headsets.

Facebook wired its dedication to virtual reality, in spite of lower than stellar adoption of headsets similar to Oculus Rift which want to be plugged into computer systems.

“We want to get a billion people in virtual reality,” Zuckerberg stated.

“The road ahead won’t be easy, but virtual reality will change the way we see the world and will make all of our lives a whole lot better.”

Sony, HTC and Facebook-owned Oculus are the highest gamers in virtual reality head tools, every striving to stake out territory within the budding marketplace.

While Sony’s VR headsets paintings with PS four consoles, competing tools calls for computer systems that may care for the call for of processing wealthy, immersive graphics in actual time.

© 2017 AFP

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