At the fifth annual Oculus Connect Virtual Reality Conference in San Jose, unveiled its new stand-alone VR Oculus Quest. The novelty provides six degrees of freedom and does not need a computer or smartphone. The latter also means the absence of wires, signal delays and similar problems.
Oculus Quest uses the Oculus Insight system, which uses four sensors with an ultra-wide viewing angle. They fix the size of the room, furniture and objects on the walls to create a 3D map of the space. At the same time, the sensory system continuously evaluates the position of the head, which helps to ensure maximum freedom of movement. Six degrees of freedom allows you to fully move around the room, while the three degrees of freedom in Oculus Go allowed only the rotation of the head while the body was stationary.
Controllers are used for control, which resembles the 2016 Oculus Touch. They have standard AB / XY buttons, thumb knobs, analogue sticks and a menu button. Also, an RGB sensor, designed to more accurately track controllers in virtual space, will be equipped with a camera that allows the user to see the surroundings.
It is known that the new screens have a resolution of 1600 × 1440 for each eye, as well as a built-in memory block of 64 GB and four speakers. The amount of RAM, processor type and battery capacity is not yet specified.
Price and start date of sales Oculus Quest
The new helmet Oculus Quest will be released in the spring of 2019 and will cost $ 399. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that more than 50 game titles are ready for the helmet, including Robo Recall, The Climb and Moss, which were previously released under the Oculus Rift.
It is noted that the games with the old helmet model are incompatible with the Oculus Quest, although Zuckerberg promised the release of the most popular names for the stand-alone helmet.
In the fall of 2017, the company introduced the Oculus Go autonomous helmet. Like Oculus Quest, Go had built-in speakers, and it was also compatible with Samsung Gear VR apps.