Facebook discontinues the Oculus Go VR headset
Convinced that 6DOF is “the future of VR,” Oculus is ending sales of the low-end virtual reality headsets.
Facebook this year is ending sales of the Oculus Go, the low-end virtual reality headsets that deliver 3DOF (three degrees of freedom) tracking. It’s abandoning the relatively cheap devices because users have made it clear “that 6DOF feels like the future of VR,” the company said in a blog post Tuesday.
Moving forward, Oculus will focus on improving offerings for the 6DOF Quest and Rift headsets, the company said. Additionally, Oculus plans on making it easier for developers to distribute Quest apps. Starting next year, developers will be able to distribute Quest apps outside of the Oculus Store.