Oculus Unveils Quest PC-less VR System

Oculus Unveils Quest PC-less VR System
The Quest is more powerful than the Oculus Go, but does not require a PC like the Oculus Rift.

(CCM) — Facebook's Oculus has announced an all-in-one PC-less virtual reality (VR) system which will be available in spring 2019.

The Oculus Quest headset and Touch controllers offers six degrees of freedom, and will enable users to experience VR without the need to connect the system to a PC or to external sensors.

The system does away with external sensors by replacing them with a technology called Oculus Insight. This uses four ultra wide-angle sensors and computer vision algorithms to track the user's position in real time, the company says.

Quest will be launched with over 50 titles, including Robo Recall, The Climb, and Moss. The first episode of a new Star Wars VR series called Vader Immortal will also debut when the Quest is launched.

The new system uses the same optical setup as the lower-end Oculus Go, offering a display resolution of 1600 x 1440 per eye. But the Quest headset allows for lens spacing adjustment, and has improved built-in audio over the Go headset.

Quest will be priced starting at $399 for a 64 GB headset and will be bundled with two Touch controllers when it goes on sale next year.

Image: © Oculus.