Facebook-owned Oculus' $199 standalone Oculus Go virtual reality headset is here

F8 Attendees Get Free Oculus Go on May 2

F8 Attendees Get Free Oculus Go on May 2

Just ahead of Facebook's F8 conference for developers today, photos and new details suggest that the company's low-priced standalone VR headset Oculus Go is close to an official launch. Amazon started to take pre-orders for the $199 Oculus Go stand-alone VR headset at around 8pm ET, according to online inventory tracking app The Tracker. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says that the Oculus Go headset is the "easiest way to get into VR". In order to solve this problem, the Oculus Go was announced late previous year and does not require a PC or smartphone, and instead functions as a stand-alone unit.

Amazon has left the Oculus Go page up and will likely update it soon with all the details to once again pre-order the device. You can also watch programming from the device via Hulu and Netflix.

Discovered by RoadtoVR, Reddit user theDarthonly shared a photo of sixteen Oculus Go units on display at a Fayetteville, Arkansas Best Buy, some marked 32GB and others 64GB, matching previously-known storage capacity options for the headset.

Later today (May 1), Facebook will be hosting its keynote at its F8 developers conference. It's highly unlikely that Facebook would hand out headsets if the Go wasn't already ready to ship to retailers for sale.

Behind a glass case, the user saw both 32gb and 64gb versions of the device. Aside from that, Amazon offered guaranteed launch date release and gave customers the option to trade in old games and hardware to defray the Oculus VR's cost.

If you're intrigued by Oculus Go, stay tuned throughout F8.

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