Virtual Reality fans rejoice — Facebook’s Oculus Go is now on sale and available for shipping.
Mark Zuckerberg recently announced that the mobile VR headset will start shipping May 1, 2018. The 32GB model will go for $199 and the 64GB model will go for $249. The announcement was made during the F8 conference, hours after Amazon accidentally put up pre-orders online.
The Oculus Go is an untethered version of the Oculus Rift, but without the superior screen resolution. According to The Verge, “You need a companion iOS or Android app to set up the Oculus Go, but it’s mostly optional after those first few minutes. The device connects to wireless networks independently, and you can buy games and adjust settings from either the app or the headset.”
The headset supports more than 1,000 games, apps, and experiences and, unlike the Samsung Gear VR, it doesn’t require a smartphone to operate. It will also support Facebook’s new “Watch Party” feature, which allows groups of friends to watch a private stream and communicate in real-time.
Oculus Go is now shipping in 23 countries, so if you’re a VR fan, you’ll be able to get your hands on it and try it out.