The Oculus Go standalone head-mounted display (HMD) has launched today, available in 23 countries via Oculus.com with those in the USA also able to purchase the headset from Amazon, Newegg and Best Buy.
It's been launched in 23 countries around the world including the United Kingdom and US.
The Oculus Go with 32GB of storage costs $199 / £199 / AU$299, while the Oculus Go with 64GB of storage costs $249 / £249 / AU$369.
Oculus claims that more that 1,000 games and experiences are available for the Go from the off.
The company has long maintained that bringing your hands into VR is more important than getting your head there. Early reports suggest the headset doesn't quite offer the same kind of horsepower you'd get out of an HTC Vive or Oculus Rift plugged into a powerful PC, but its low cost, comfortable fit, and truly un-tethered design make it something unique in the current VR landscape.
A trailer for the Oculus Go has been embedded above. It's still a 3DoF controller, but it feels more robust than the laser pointer with buttons that mobile headsets have had previously.
There are definitely some quality sacrifices that had to be made in order to arrive at the $199 price point.
The display does a fine job, but is nothing to write home about.
All right, so what's so special about this headset? A post on Reddit shows boxed headsets in a Best Buy glass display case, and Amazon has posted a pre-release page for the headset, as well.