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What You May Have Missed From Oculus Connect 4

This week is Oculus’ annual developer conference, and we were on the ground in San Jose covering all the Oculus Connect 4 announcements, busily digging around for more information. Keep this page bookmarked for all our coverage from the event.

Oculus started the event with a slew of announcements, including not one, but two untethered standalone HMDs, and we’ve outlined everything we know about them: the Oculus Go and the (still a prototype) Project Santa Cruz.

The existing Oculus Rift and Touch controller bundle got a permanent price drop, which officially brings a striking price parity to the high-end HMD market.

Oculus also unveiled a completely revised, Touch controller-friendly UI for the Rift (called Dash) within its larger Rift Core 2.0 update, and of course there are several new games and experiences coming for the platform, as well, including a title from Respawn Entertainment. Further, with the reveal of “Venues,” Oculus (and its parent, Facebook) has made clear its vision for how VR could change live events like sports and concerts.

Below is a link dump for your convenience, but there’s more coming. Stay tuned.

Locomotion In New Oculus Rift TitlesThe Latest On VR LocomotionOculus' Project Santa Cruz, Hands On (Again)Oculus Go HMD: What We Know (So Far), Including SoCOculus Project Santa Cruz: What We Know (So Far)Oculus Rift Core 2.0: New UI, Customizable Home, Desktop AccessOculus Makes Aggressive Push For Standalone VR With Oculus Go, Santa Cruz HMDsLook Out, Microsoft: Oculus' Rift Bundle Is Now Permanently $399Respawn Entertainment, Pixar Lead List Of Upcoming Titles For Oculus RiftFacebook Developing VR 'Venues' For Concerts and Live EventsOculus Tempts Corporate America With Rift Business Bundle

  • quikrick
    The Vive's price drop was to $599.99, not $500 iirc.
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  • scolaner
    20264994 said:
    The Vive's price drop was to $599.99, not $500 iirc.

    You're right. Fixed that.
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  • tomsguide811
    VR is should be standalone device
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  • uglyduckling81
    "which officially brings a striking price parity to the high-end HMD market"

    parity1
    ˈparɪti/Submit
    noun
    1.
    the state or condition of being equal, especially as regards status or pay

    Not sure a 50% price disparity (400 to 600) is the same as parity.
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  • sezuc
    "which officially brings a striking price parity to the high-end HMD market"

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