At this point, there are no indications of what kind of hardware is installed inside this standalone VR headset, but we'd imagine that it's beefier than what's available with the $199 Oculus Go. "This is the all-in-one VR headset that we have been waiting for". The Oculus Rift has to be connected to a powerful PC, which drives up cost, and it requires external sensors to enable 6DoF tracking. But to track your position, the headset has four "ultra-light" sensors on the headset's edges, which can register your position in a room relative to your surroundings.
Using Oculus Quest in the demo, the experience looked like a pencil-traced view of the real world, with virtual objects floating in. Facebook improved the built-in audio, so you get high-quality, immersive sound with even deeper bass.More news: Tesla shares plunge as regulators launch fraud lawsuit against Elon Musk
Oculus Quest is going to be a big step forward for VR.
Using YouTube VR, Oculus Go users can set themselves up in a virtual movie theatre or comfy living room to take in various VR videos, including nature documentaries and 360-degree concert videos. The cabled offering still offers some visual advantages over Quest. It would be surprising to see an untethered headset that can last more than a few hours, but we'll obviously have to wait and see what Oculus Quets has to offer.More news: Amid US China tensions, Trump says Xi might not be friend anymore
Zuckerberg also pledged to port many PC-based VR games and apps to the Quest, bringing the device closer to the higher-end PC-based Oculus Rift.
What we do know about Oculus Quest is that it'll include the same optics as the Oculus Go, with a resolution of 1,600 x 1,440-pixels per eye.More news: Elon Musk sued by United States securities regulator over Tesla shares tweet