Last week the VR event of the year came and went — Oculus Connect 5 — with Facebook’s Oculus Quest formally revealed as the company’s next attempt to tap a consumer market for VR hardware in 2019.
The fully standalone headset requires no phone or PC to operate and will start selling early next year for around $400. Facebook said Quest will have 50+ games at launch and the company is helping to port over many of the top Rift titles including Superhot, Robo Recall, The Climb, and Moss. We expect games like Beat Saber, Marvel Powers United VR and other popular games to make appearances on Quest as well — alongside a timed exclusive for Vader Immortal — the official Star Wars experience which seems to include lightsaber combat.
Facebook is waiting until closer to release to reveal the full launch lineup for Quest, but the hour and 15 minute long keynote includes updates for Oculus Go and Oculus Rift as well. Go will soon be getting a casting feature and the keynote also included language making clear how Facebook is thinking about the PC VR market.
The full keynote is embedded below, but we cut down a 14-minute version focusing just on the key information above. Note that our super cut focuses on the product and game announcements and doesn’t include the Michael Abrash predictions portion which is the last half hour of the Oculus Connect 5 keynote.
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