OC5: Oculus Renames Santa Cruz To Oculus Quest Coming Spring 2019 For $399

by Jamie Feltham • September 26th, 2018

Oculus now has a final name for its standalone inside-out tracked VR headset, originally codenamed Santa Cruz. Meet Oculus Quest

The company announced the new name at its Oculus Connect 5 developer conference in San Jose today, also confirming that the kit would launch in spring 2019 for $399. UploadVR had previously confirmed the kit would be arriving next year with ports of Oculus Rift games and those include Moss, Robo Recall and The Climb. 50 games will be available at launch.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg broke the news, saying the headset could run “Rift quality experiences.”

Quest is Oculus’ second standalone headset but, whereas this year’s Go only support three degrees of freedom (3DOF) movement, this utilizes full 6DOF tracking like the Oculus Rift. Facebook calls this system Oculus Insight. This is achieved using sensors mounted to the headset itself that can recognize a user’s location in the real world and then translate their movement into the virtual world. Two hand-controllers, similar in form to Oculus Touch, also bring you more control in the virtual world.

We’ll be going hands-on with the device over the course of Oculus Connect, so make sure to check back with us.

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