The Oculus Pacific, bringing VR to the masses?

Subject: General Tech | July 14, 2017 - 01:12 PM |
Tagged: oculus rift, VR, Pacific, xiaomi, snapdragon

Coming right after the announced reduction in the price of the Oculus Rift is a rumour about a new VR headset from the company which will cost significantly less than the current model.  The Oculus 'Pacific' will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon of some description and will be manufactured by Xiaomi.  The smaller headset will sell for around $200, and be announced in October, likely during the Oculus Connect 4 event.  From what The Inquirer has learned, the headset will not require additional hardware to run which will make this VR headset much more accessible to the average consumer.

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"FACEBOOK-OWNED Oculus is reportedly working on a standalone virtual reality (VR) headset that'll cost just $200 (around £155)."

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July 14, 2017 | 02:25 PM - Posted by PCPerFan2 (not verified)

shitty marketing... drop the price and a day later announce a $200 product. thats why this product failed. Facebook doesn't have a clue.

July 14, 2017 | 08:44 PM - Posted by goosegrease

They haven't announced anything yet. This is just a rumour.

July 16, 2017 | 05:54 AM - Posted by psuedonymous

The products are unrelated. One is a HMD that connects to a high-end PC, with 6DoF tracking and tracked controllers, the other is a standalone HMD running off of an SoC, with 3DoF (orientation only) tracking and a single orientation-only controller.

OMG, Samsung announced a $3k UHD HDR OLED TV, then the next day announced a $300 smartphone! So dumb, right?

July 16, 2017 | 07:30 PM - Posted by arsehorse (not verified)

shitty comment... drop a comment without a clue. that's why this comment failed. PCPerFan2 doesn't have a clue.

July 17, 2017 | 08:17 PM - Posted by PCPerFan2 (not verified)

send in the trolls... we know what we are doing, we announce a permanent price drop, a $200 smart phone option... and 1 year later no games... and no relief from that oculus purchase price adjustment debacle.

face it... facebook sucks

sony owned you

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