Oculus Go is the most affordable virtual reality headset released by Facebook in association with Oculus a couple of years ago. While it was unique for its time, it is not powerful enough for people to actually use it as a real headset. Oculus Go VR headset discontinued is the latest update from the company as they move on to their other products.
At launch, the product was extremely affordable at just $200 and was considered a solution for everyone who are curious about the system. In practical terms, you needed a $2000 PC to run the Oculus Rift headset and the headset cost another $500 or $1000 in some editions, making it the most expensive hobby that one could pursue.
Facebook put an end to it with this launch as you could watch movies in a theater in this product, enjoy games using the single controller but it wouldn’t track the movement of your body or the other hand. The newly launched Oculus Quest is much more responsive with dual controllers, better movement tracking and most important a real VR headset when compared to the minimal experience offered by the Oculus Go.
In their official statement, it has been confirmed that Oculus Go VR headset discontinued date is on 4th of December, 2020. The year end will witness the end of this glorious product which made VR most affordable at just $150 with a price cut.
App and game developers will no longer be able to launch their new products on the platform. Everything that is available already will continue to be on it. Besides, all developers can roll out bug fixes and provide support for their existing products while new games or apps will not be added for Oculus Go as confirmed by the statement. It is sad to see it go but Oculus Quest is there to keep VR enthusiasts busy.