Facebook and Oculus try to mainstream Virtual Reality with sub-$200 VR headset

Oculus Go is a new standalone VR (Virtual Reality) headset with pricing starting at $199. Oculus Go is the easiest way to jump into VR. With a 538ppi 2560 x 1440 WQHD, fast-switch LCD display, we’re able to offer the best optics of any VR system we’ve built at our most affordable price point yet. Starting at $199 USD for 32 GB of storage (or $249 USD for the 64 GB model), Oculus Go was designed with comfort in mind.

Built-in spatial audio and an integrated microphone allow for maximum immersion straight out of the box, while headset weight, support straps, and the facial interface have all been optimized for the best fit and feel possible. There is no need to drop in a phone or power up a PC.

They will have more than 1000 games, apps and experiences that can be used with it.

Hardware partner Xiaomi has helped Facebook and Oculus to build a device with specs that boost performance and expression of your apps in entirely new ways:

* A Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chip paired with our automatic Dynamic Throttling feature offers better energy efficiency, for smoother frame rates and a better overall experience.
* Crystal-clear optics and our best lenses yet reduce the screen door effect and offer higher resolution than Oculus Rift. Lenses showcase a new display panel featuring 538ppi; 5.5” 2560 x 1440 WQHD resolution standard with fast-switch LCD screen for improved visual clarity.
* While battery life will vary depending on content, a built-in lithium ion battery will power about two hours for games to up to 2.5 hours for streaming media and video.