Oculus Go: Leaked Image Shows 1,000 Apps, Movies and Games At Launch

by Ian Hamilton • February 1st, 2018

An image leaked on Reddit shows a convincing look at what might end up being the retail packaging for Oculus Go, the standalone VR headset coming soon from Facebook.

The image shows the box for the $200 device with available apps listed including Netflix, Hulu, Ultrawings, Facebook, The New York Times and others. Oculus Go includes everything you need to have a seated or standing VR experience, and all the apps released for the Gear VR over the years should be technically capable of running on the gadget. We expected this compatibility to give the headset a strong start with a robust content library, but more than 1,000 apps, games and movies actually attaches a fairly large number to the debut.

I’m curious how many of those 1,000+ “apps, games and movies” are movies. Oculus sells movies that can be viewed in a virtual theater and the company saw fit to secure the rights so you could invite friends over to your virtual theater and watch something with you. Watching movies or TV shows in Gear VR with friends has been a problem, though, because people are split across different generations of phone. Early phones compatible with Gear VR aren’t as capable of smoothly streaming VR, a movie and the connection to your friend all at the same time. We are hopeful, however, that Oculus Go with its instant-on functionality and purpose-built hardware will make the practice far more common.

The box also notes the device offers 32 GB of storage, increasing the likelihood Oculus is going to release multiple versions of the device with different amounts of storage.

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  • Ted Joseph

    Picking this up day one, and the Santa Cruz! Oculus and Facebook are determined to give VR customers everything possible. I am having a blast with the Rift currently, and excited for non tethered experiences. I may end up getting the PIMAX as well because 210deg FOV looks to be amazing, coupled with the higher res.

    • dk

      well at least in a year or a bit more when the snapdragon 835 is cheap ….even the cheapest headsets will be able to do full 6dof vr

    • Stranger On The Road

      Speaking of Santa Cruz, I hope they will add an accessory to it that would enable it to act as untethered HMD for the PC. That alone will make it a must have, even for those who want to avoid ‘mobile’ quality games.

    • TheObserver

      Well, I guess if money wasn’t an issue I would buy every single headset around.

  • dk

    how much is the 64gb version 250-280

  • PoTemos Comunismo

    Oculus is shit company with shit politics

    • polysix

      But better VR products than everyone else (in gen 1).

      Ex Vive, Ex PSVR current rift owner calling it like it is.

  • Ellie 187

    I see so many people assuming Oculus will release a Rift 2.0 with upgraded everything… I don’t see that happening any time in the near future… if at all, ever. Reason being is this product here, “Go”, makes more sense in bridging what Facebook wanted to do with Oculus from the beginning, which is bring social media into VR. And in order to bring social media into VR, the device needs to be an all in one device that’s inexpensive, which the “Go” certainly is going to nail down perfectly.

    As a business analyst i’m predicting that Facebook is done with chasing the high end PC-VR market in favor of these reduced experiences that most people can afford and are willing to pay, rather than the high cost of high end PC’s… These low cost, reduced computation powered, diminished experiences, all in one devices is what most of the public is willing to pay for. Anyone who thinks the buying public will be onboard with purchasing a gaming PC and a VR kit for $1,000 is just plain crazy. They will prefer these stand alone devices and i will predict they will sell extremely well with facebook pushing its social media with it. So why would facebook continuing pursuing the high end VR market with the extremely low adoption rate instead of a faster adoption rate with these “Go” devices.

  • polysix

    wtf would you want to rebuy movies you already own on blu ray ? I mean pretty much any movie worth owning we already own or we don’t want to watch it anyway.

    Needs to have a way to hook up to your own video library. If it doesn’t already.

  • Smokey_the_Bear

    meh, this has zero interest from me. I’m looking forward to seeing what the Santa Cruz will offer, which should come out later this year.

  • Emil Nikander

    Nowhere can I find any information whether not the Go will support HEVC, I guess it’s not powerful enought for that? Anyone knows?

  • ImperialDynamics

    OMG! I so can’t wait for this!!!!! <3