Retire entry-level VR headset from Facebook-based Oculus: The Oculus Go, introduced in the fall of 2017, can be discontinued this year, but will continue to deliver security updates.
The relatively cheap headset is available to users. intended for its first VR goggles, with which they can get to know the segment even with less financial effort. Oculus Go has also found its way to the company’s enterprise platform, Oculus for Business, in which the headsets are given a custom-configured system, complemented by enterprise features such as group setup and remote management of devices or kiosk mode. In addition, these models do not have an application store known for consumer variants, instead they are given a simplified launch interface with software installed by the company. [Oc659002]
This was now officially posted on the company's blog post, Oculus Goth was finally removed from the Oculus Business offering by Facebook in January this year, without much fuss. also confirmed. With regard to the deregistration of the device, the company's rationale is similar to that of exuding from the corporate platform: it wants to offer immersive solutions to the company's users, and 3DOF, ie devices with three degrees of freedom, no longer reach the right level. The latter are only able to follow the movement and rotation of the wearer's head, but not their spatial position and the same is true for the controller belonging to them. In contrast, 6DOF, or six-degree-of-freedom VR goggles, track the movement of the user or the pair of controllers in hand.
Released a year after Oculus Go, Oculus Quest, also available on its own, features similar 6DOF capabilities – so it's no wonder the company no longer wants to sacrifice resources to maintain Go, focusing instead on desktop Rift models and Quest. . So this year, sales of the Oculus Go will stop, and from now on, the company will not release any new features for the device either, although it will make security fixes by the end of 2022. Also, developers will not be able to upload new content to the Oculus Go app store from December 4.
In parallel, the company will open the Quest application ecosystem, with developers beginning to have easy access to the VR outside the Oculus Store from early 2021. their applications for spectacles. Although the company has not yet announced the exact way to do so, the move seeks to open the platform to a wider range of developers.
Gellert is Technology Editor at Counting News Media and contributor at other major tech publications. Her interests includes testing new gadgets and reading.