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Oculus Quest All-in-One VR gaming system costs $399

Oculus Quest All-in-One VR gaming system costs $399

During the keynote, executives like Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and VR VP Hugo Barra took the stage to announce everything from a new standalone headset to upcoming VR experiences. The Go is meant to make good VR affordable, the Quest provides a standalone experience with high-quality Rift-like experiences and the Rift can connect to a PC for the highest-end experiences possible. While Oculus Go simply measures head movements and Rift made use of three Oculus Camera trackers to map a room-size space, Quest can assess a room and make a playable area with nothing but its built-in sensors. Here's everything you need to know about the new Oculus Quest virtual reality headset.

Compared to the Oculus Go's 1280 x 1440 per eye, the Oculus Quest also offers a much higher resolution of 1600x1440 resolution per eye.

In addition to that, the Oculus Venues app, which gave users the ability to attend live events such as concerts - and even today's Connect 5 event - will be receiving more content in the future. But the key difference is that, unlike the Oculus Go, the Oculus Quest offers full positional tracking, utilizing what's called "inside-out tracking" to understand where a player is standing, crouching, or leaning.

The all-in-one system will have over 50 games ready for launch, although this does suggest that Oculus Rift games may not be directly compatible with the Oculus Quest.

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YouTube believes that the best way to watch VR is with your friends and family, so now they have introduced a new feature in the YouTube VR app that will let you watch and discuss videos with others in the communal virtual space. These sensors also allow Quest to go beyond roomscale, with Oculus saying it can go into a 4,000 square feet room. Oculus Quest represents the production release of the Project Santa Cruz that was first teased almost a year ago by Facebook.

Unveiled at Oculus' yearly developer conference OC5, Oculus Quest represents the last of this generation's Oculus devices.

The Quest will also enjoy some of the latest software features on the market, including support for Oculus Insight and Guardian.

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