At this year’s Oculus Connect event, the popular VR company delivered on a promise its been making for years. Specifically, Oculus unveiled Quest, a high-end VR gaming system that’s completely self-contained, and surprisingly affordable ($399 USD). Slated for release in spring of 2019, Oculus Quest will come joined by 50 new game titles. It’s also compatible with some of Rift’s greatest hits, including The Climb and Robo Recall.
Ultimately, one might think of Oculus Quest as striking the perfect balance between Go’s effortless mobility and Rift’s premium experience. Bolstered by breakthrough technology, Quest offers six degrees of freedom, meaning it operates independently of any peripheral consoles, computers, cords, or devices. Included with purchase are two optimised Touch controllers, enabling seamless power over a host of virtual worlds. Put it all together and the result is VR gameplay that’s as immersive as it is untethered.
In addition to introducing Oculus Quest at OC5, the Facebook-owned company also teased a new game: Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series. Created in collaboration with ILMxLAB, Lucasfilm’s immersive entertainment division, the game represents a fanboy’s wildest dream come true, injecting players directly into the Star Wars universe. Expect more details about the system itself to roll out as the launch date approaches.