The world of virtual reality gaming certainly hasn’t taken off in the way that many hoped or predicted but the tide might slowly be starting to turn with some new tech on the horizon – most notably the Oculus Quest, which was recently announced and which might just be the VR boon we’ve all been waiting for. The Oculus Quest is the brand’s first 6DOF All-in-One VR System, which will be launching in Spring 2019 with a price tag of around £399.
Described as being capable of ushering in a new era of VR gaming, the Oculus Quest is the world’s first all-in-on virtual reality gaming system and it, crucially, boasts six degrees of freedom to give much more engagement and comes with Touch controllers, which makes it easy to jump right into the thick of the action. With the Quest, there is no PC, no wires, and no external sensors which means more freedom and they have over 50 game titles lined up for the launch.
Dive into VR
Powered by Oculus Insight, their breakthrough technology which delivers inside-out tracking, Guardian, and Touch controller tracking. This highly innovative system uses four ultra wide-angle sensors and computer vision algorithms in order to track your exact position in real time without any external sensors and make the Oculus Quest thoroughly realistic. It will give you a greater sense of immersion, presence, and mobility, not to mention the ability to go beyond room-scale – something that has been holding VR back previously.
Another stand out feature of the Oculus Quest is the controllers. With this superb piece of VR technology, you’re going to get the brand’s intuitive Touch controllers which brings your real hands into VR and allows you to effortlessly and naturally interact with the world around you. This lets you enjoy the best that VR gaming has to offer, and with prices starting at $399 USD for a 64GB headset you’ll be enjoying VR without breaking the bank.
The Oculus Quest comes with the same best-of-class optics as Oculus Go with a display resolution of 1600×1440 per eye, while also making use of a lens spacing adjustment to help maximise visual comfort whilst enjoying some of the great looking VR games lined up for the launch. In addition to the visuals, Oculus have improved their built-in audio, so you get high-quality, immersive sound with even deeper bass that will add a whole new level of atmosphere to proceedings.
Making the Right Moves
With Oculus Quest you can take your first steps in a new world courtesy of the insight tracking which instantly reflects your movements in VR. Whether this takes the shape of slashing through enemy hordes, ducking under obstacles or charging into the heart of every battle, you want have experienced VR like this before. The $399 makes it an affordable option for those wanting the ultimate in virtual reality gaming and we can’t wait to get our hands on one here.
The Oculus Quest can be set up in seconds, whether you’re at home or somewhere new and will work with your environment, so you can play standing or sitting in spaces big or small. The Touch controllers brilliantly recreate your hands, their gestures and interactions precisely, so every game is real enough to reach out and touch and there is little doubt that the Quest could be a real game-changer in the VR arena.
Stay tuned as we’re reviewing the Go this week too.