Project Santa Cruz is now Oculus Quest, coming next spring for $399


Facebook announced its newest VR headset that will ship next year.

To map the world around the user, the Quest uses four wide-angle sensors in each corner of the device, allowing it to track the user's position without the need for external sensors.

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The standalone VR headset boasting the same quality experiences as the Oculus Rift but without wires will hit the market early next year at a price of $399. It comes with its own battery that powers it, along with 64gb of storage, and a screen resolution of 1600×1440 in each eye. Oculus Quest will have over 50 titles lined up for launch and it will be available in Spring 2019 for $399 United States dollars.

Oculus announced a new VR headset today to complete its first generation of VR headsets. Whereas that device offered three degrees of freedom tracking, the Oculus Quest affords six degrees of freedom and packs the hardware necessary to deliver a compelling VR experience without needing to be attached to a PC. The Quest is an "all-in-one" VR gaming system, and it's launching in the spring of next year, and it'll sell for $399, putting it in a very different category of the $199 Oculus Go. And presumably we'll see an upgraded Rift-if that's what they're calling headsets that connect to PCs-at some point after the Quest launches. That's not to say it isn't fun - but from cable management to proper camera placement, there's a lot of fiddling to get right. While wearing the headset he is typing on his keyboard to a floating word doc, then starts a meeting in a virtual room that's blended into his real life space.

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If you found the image in your Oculus Go to be a bit fuzzy, new hardware-based chromatic aberration correction is set to make everything look much better.

Zuckerberg said a speed bump on the road to adoption that Quest was meant to solve was making VR more convenient and portable.

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