Oculus Go is shipping today

Ignacio Smith
May 2, 2018

The company has released plenty of details today during the Facebook Developers Conference, with Facebook VP of VR Hugo Barra taking to the stage as part of the keynote address.

Just ahead of Facebook's F8 conference for developers today, photos and new details suggest that the company's low-priced standalone VR headset Oculus Go is close to an official launch.

Amazon isn't the only retailer with hints that the Oculus Go release is imminent.

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Behind a glass case, the user saw both 32gb and 64gb versions of the device. The price starts at $199, which will get you the model with 32GB of built-in storage. Mark Zuckerberg is expected to announce the Oculus Go availability in his keynote at F8 at 10 am PDT.

We also finally have eyes on the full hardware specs, which only make it more clear that the Oculus Go is the best deal in VR. There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor under the hood, spatial audio, and there is an integrated microphone as well.

'Oculus Go is the easiest way to jump into virtual reality, ' the Amazon listing states. As reported earlier today, the $199 Oculus Go VR headset is now available for pre-order on amazon.com.

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The Oculus Go is also designed with a lightweight, breathable fabric so that it can be worn for hours at a time. The news comes a year after Facebook first revealed the VR wearable.

Facebook has invested heavily in virtual reality hardware, expecting that the technology could one day move from a niche interest to a widely used platform for gaming, communication and business applications.

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