At Oculus Connect 5, CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced Oculus Quest. It is their first all-in-one VR gaming system. Oculus Quest is intended to be released in the Spring of 2019 for $399 USD (presuming it receives authorization from the Federal Communications Commission). Oculus Quest has a 64GB headset.
Offering six degrees of freedom and Touch controllers, Oculus Quest makes it easy to jump right into the action – with no PC, no wires, and no external sensors. We have over 50 titles lined up for launch, with even more in the works including some of your favorite Rift games like Robo Recall, The Climb, and Moss.
Oculus Quest will ship with Touch, their intuitive controllers. Bundling them means that everything developers have learned about game design for Rift applies to Oculus Quest. This gives users the best VR gaming has to offer.
Oculus Insight was also unveiled. It is breakthrough technology that powers inside-out tracking, Guardian, and Touch controller tracking. In short, it tracks your exact position in real time without any external sensors. Guardian is “to help keep you safer while in VR”.
Overall, I think this is interesting. The ability to use Oculus Quest without having to connect it to a PC makes it easier for people to get into, especially those who are currently playing video games on consoles (and who don’t want to game on a PC).