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Oculus Go: One Step Closer to the OASIS!

written by Johnny Perkins May 3, 2018
Oculus GO announcement at Facebook conference

Oculus Go has now taken us one step closer to the OASIS and a future spent entirely in VR. Now I know what you’re thinking: “Don’t we already have VR?” Yes, we do have VR on PlayStation, with Oculus combined with a gaming computer, and even VR goggles to use with your phone. So, why is this different? The Oculus Go is the first, self-contained VR system. You do not need your phone or an expensive gaming computer or a console. You can play, watch, and experience all from within the headset.

“Before long, billions of people around the world were working and playing in the OASIS every day…It was the dawn of new era, one where most of the human race now spent all of their free time inside a video game.”
Wade Owen wearing VR headset in Ready Player One movie

“I didn’t think anyone would anticipate this move, because it was so clearly insane.”

Now, this may not seem like a huge jump to some, but it really is. With that being said, it isn’t perfect. However, the Oculus Go doesn’t need to be. It is limited in the apps and games available as well as some of the specs. The screens are not OLED, but reports have stated that they still look great. The processor is not as fast as the newest phone. Again this is expected. With a price tag of $199 for the base model, you shouldn’t expect it to be perfect. What makes this a huge jump is that it is inclusive. The quality is being said to be similar to the VR headsets that need your phone. Since this is the first standalone Oculus VR headset, I see future versions only getting better and better. It’s a stepping stone towards a world like the OASIS.

Oculus Go Promo image of woman using VR headset on couch

What to Expect

The Oculus Go looks like it is a lot of fun as a VR headset. You won’t be able to play your high-def games yet. However, you can experience immersive apps and some lower graphic type games with it. There is an avatar chat room and you can get together with other people to watch Netflix or something on Plex in a virtual theater. For now, the Oculus Go headset is a great standalone product for anyone interested in VR without bogging down your phone with the apps and processing required. You can get the initial experience and dip your foot in until the next generation comes out with even better specs. The Oculus Go is now on sale for $199 for the 32gb version or $249 for the 64gb version.

Oculus Go Promo image showing friends playing VR together

Are you going to get the Oculus Go? Are you going to wait for the OASIS-ready VR goggles? Let us know in the comments!

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