Oculus Go VR headset rumoured to launch at Facebook's F8 conference

Facebook's Oculus Go VR headset should debut in May, with rumoured retail price of $199

Marcus Zallman
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Oculus Go, a standalone virtual reality (VR) headset from Facebook, is reportedly going to be launched at Facebook F8 developer conference this year. Variety reports that the VR headset is likely to make its debut at F8 in May, alongside Facebook’s promise of “the biggest AR / VR news from Facebook to date.”

Variety cites “multiple sources familiar with the company’s plans,” although a Facebook spokesperson declined to comment when asked to confirm.

Oculus first unveiled its new standalone VR headset at Connect2017, which will be priced at $199 once it ships. Oculus Go is essentially a standalone version of Samsung Gear VR, a mobile VR headset featuring rotational-only tracking (3DOF) for both the headset and the controller.

Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi will help build Facebook's Oculus Go, which will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor inside. Recent FCC filings hold two versions of the headset will be available, a 32 GB model and a 64 GB model.